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Maya Blue 130ml

SKU: NAP-820-1125
Maya Blue 130ml
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Series 3

Rublev Colours Maya Blue is a translucent black-blue with high tinting strength, fine grained and a 'short' buttery paint. Maya blue is indigo on a base of palygorskite clay (formerly attapulgite) that are the principal components. (Gettens, 1962; van Olphen, 1966; Kleber, et al., 1967) This produced a remarkably stable pigment used by the ancient Mesoamericans.

Rublev Colours Maya Blue is ground in linseed oil without the use of stearates or other additives that affect the behavior of the pigment in oil. The pale linseed oil used to make this color is well aged and refined to provide higher levels of reactivity and oxidation than raw oil. The consistency is a smooth, thick, rich color that is 'short' and buttery.

Rublev Colours Artists' Oil: Maya Blue

Rublev Colours Artists' Oil: Maya Blue

Note: The scan of the "drawdown" (above) contains a pre-mixed paint film of 6 mil (0.006 inch) thickness applied to a standard test card for the purposes of examining color consistency, opacity and other qualities. The drawdowns show the color full strength (mass tone), on the left, and mixed in a 1:2 ratio with titanium white on the right. The bottom area of the drawdowns are scraped to show undertones.

Color Names
Common Names: English: Maya blue
French: Bleu Maya
German: Blau Maya
Italian:  Blu Maya
Portuguese: azul da Maya
Russian: Голубая Майя
Spanish: Azul Maya
Alternate Names:

English: Mayan blue


Color Information
Single Pigment: Maya Blue
Binder: Linseed Oil
Pigment Information
Color: Blue
Colour Index: Pigment Blue 82 (77520)
Chemical Name: Indigo on palygorskite clay
Chemical Formula:
ASTM Lightfastness: Not rated
Lightfastness (manufacturer): Excellent
Opacity: Translucent
Tinting Strength: High
Drying rate: Moderate

Note: Some separation of pigment and oil may occur in Rublev Colours Artists Oils and is a natural process when no wax or stabilizers are added to paint to prevent this from occurring.


Single Pigment: Maya Blue
Binder: Linseed Oil
Color: Blue
Color Index: Pigment Blue 82 (77520)
ASTM Lightfastness Rating: Not rated
Lightfastness: Excellent
Opacity: Translucent
Tinting Strength: High
Drying Rate: Moderate

Natural Pigments

Natural Pigments is a limited liability company based in Willits, California. We manufacture and distribute rare and hard-to-find materials for fine artists and decorators. We specialize in supplying artists' materials that were used in historical painting since pre-historic times up to and including the nineteenth century.

We constantly search for materials and products of the finest quality so that we can bring them direct to you from the source. To do so, we travel the world to find materials specifically for use by professional artists and decorators. We obtain minerals from mines in Afghanistan, Chile, Russia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan, to name a few places, processing these into natural pigments. We purchase resins, gums and plants from India, Kenya and Malaysia to make natural varnishes and painting mediums.

Our mission is to provide the largest variety of natural pigments, paints and other professional artists' supplies, enabling us to bring you a selection that makes shopping for rare and hard-to-find art materials easy. Our objective is to promote the education and use of these materials among artists by providing detailed information for their employment in encaustic, fresco, oil, watercolor and tempera painting.
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Rublev Colours Maya Blue Artist Oil Paint (Drawdown)

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