A unique and vibrant blue, it comes from Sleeping Beauty Mountain in Arizona where we found a deposit that lives up to DANIEL SMITH’s high expectations. It is lightfast and permanent, with none of the transient color fade that plagues most turquoise. Turquoise has a unique porous nature that produces granular washes. Juicy washes flow from the brush and drybrush work has the intense texture found only in a mineral pigment. Traditional mineral pigments have a muted feel, our unique Turquoise Genuine has a true brilliance. DANIEL SMITH use the highest grade mineral that is found closest to the earth’s surface, where environmental factors have enhanced the structure to gemstone quality and deepened the tonal richness to a remarkable blue.
Historic references of Turquoise date back as far as Egypt’s first dynasty. Turquoise from the American Southwest has been unearthed in Aztec ruins and Persian turquoise was used as trading currency.
- ASTM Lightfastness Rating: Excellent
- Transparency: Semi-Transparent
- Granulating: Yes
- Staining: No
For over 30 years, DANIEL SMITH paints have been formulated, produced and packaged in Seattle. When you use a DANIEL SMITH product, you support a community whose passion for color and quality has fueled some of the most inventive developments in the art materials industry.
- Weight: 0.06 lb
- Width: 0.7 in
- Depth: 1.15 in
- Height: 3.25 in
- COLOR: Blue Green
- FINISH: Semi-Transparent
- STYLE: PrimaTek
- TYPE: Watercolor