DANIEL SMITH Extra Fine Watercolors 5ml Tubes, Indigo

Daniel Smith

$9.14 $5.89

SKU: DS284610046

Product Description

Dusty and intense! Used since the early Egyptian times, Indigo has been a very important color in fabrics as well as art materials. Natural Indigo is a deep blue colorant named anil. It is obtained from the sprigs of the indigofera plant. In the late 1600’s, the major source of indigo was the French West Indies, where large crops of indigofera was grown and harvested just before the plant bloomed. Once picked, the plant was processed in vats where it was water filtered, then dried into cakes for export. DANIEL SMITH’s Indigo formula mixes Indanthrone Blue with Lamp Black for an extremely lightfast, intense dark that closely matches true Indigo. Transparent, yet high in tinting strength, this Indigo leaves a gentle faded blue denim stain when blotted from a damp state paint. Blueberries, blackberries and plums are a few subjects to play with using this technique. Use Indigo wherever dusty purples are desired. Indigo evokes a feeling of atmospheric depth used for expressive, moody skies. Try flowing short strokes of Indigo into water, add touches of Sepia and Quinacridone Burnt Orange to create branches and birch trees. For a special treat, try this with Indigo and Cote d’Azur Violet.

Features:

  • ASTM Lightfastness Rating: Excellent – Not rated yet by ASTM, rating based on DANIEL SMITH’s independent testing.
  • Transparency: Transparent
  • Granulating: No
  • Staining: Medium

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.

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Specifications

  • Weight: 0.02 lb
  • Width: 0.5 in
  • Depth: 0.75 in
  • Height: 2.5 in
  • COLOR: Blue
  • FINISH: Transparent
  • TYPE: Watercolor

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