CI Name: PB60
Pigment Name: Indanthrone Blue
Lightfastness: ASTM I - Excellent
Indanthrone Blue, PB60, is a very dark, semi-opaque, highly staining color that was discovered in 1901. Sometimes referred to as Anthraquinone Blue, it has an ASTM Lighfastness rating of I, making it a good alternative to the fade prone natural Indigo which it was originally meant to replace. Both have a deep blue violet hue that is not overly-saturated and lends itself as a component for making a 'blackless' black. Indanthrone is a strong mixing color that does not overpower the way Phthalo Blue can. The tint it produces is strong in saturation of color but is muted in brightness lending itself to an earthier feel.
Each colour is ground to enhance the beauty and luminosity specific to that particular pigment. Some colours will feel slightly gritty; others extremely smooth. Pigments are ground in pure, premium, alkali-refined and PH- balanced linseed oil and made in batches no larger than five gallons at a time. This provides total control over the product, much like the late nineteenth-century French colour makers. All the materials are hand measured, and every ounce of paint is scrutinized. The paint is packed in 37 ml and 150 ml non-reactive aluminum tubes. Larger quantities of paint are packed in aluminium cans using only the purest materials.
|To use with||Oil|
|Size : ml||37 ml|