Rublev Colours Azurite is a greenish blue watercolor that is transparent, granulating and non-staining. Azurite is a basic copper carbonate mineral, which is found in many parts of the world in the upper oxidized portions of copper ore deposits. Azurite has been used as a pigment as early as the Fourth Dynasty in Egypt and was the most important blue pigment in European painting during all of the Middle Ages, Renaissance and later until the 18th century. It was largely displaced on the artists' palette by Prussian blue in the 18th century.
Rublev Colours Azurite Watercolor Note: Colors swatches are shown in mass tone, at top, mixed with an equal amount of water and brushed out toward the bottom. All pictures of color swatches in this web site are only approximations of the actual color of the watercolor paint. We have taken every care to match the color in these pictures on calibrated color monitors to the actual color. However, because of the wide variance in color monitors the results you get may vary.
English: Mountain blue French: bleu de montagne, bleu d'Allemagne German: Bergblau Italian: azzurro della magna
Pigment Blue 30
Basic copper carbonate
Note: Some separation of pigment and medium may occur in Rublev Colours Watercolors and is a natural process when no stabilizers are added to paint to prevent this from occurring.
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