A synthetic, bright, cool blue with high opacity and lightfastness. Cerulean paints with a very consistent, smooth texture.
Discovered by Swiss chemist Albrecht Hopfner in 1789 and introduced to a wider market in the UK by art materials manufacturer George Rowney in the 1860s, cerulean became an important addition to synthetic blues of the time like Prussian Blue, Cobalt Blue and Ultramarine, and is still coveted for its opacity and use in painting skies. Berthe Morisot used the color in her 1879 painting Summer’s Day.
Materials: pigment mixed with watercolor binding medium made from distilled water, glycerin, honey, and gum arabic (sap from the acacia tree)
Made by:Case for Making
Made in:San Francisco, CA, USA
Specifications:half pan size: 1.9 cm x 1.6 cm x 0.9 cm
PLEASE NOTE: Case for Making watercolors come in the standard half-pan size, which is small! (See dimensions above.)CfM only sells this size because they have found that their paints are so pigment-rich that a little really does go a long way!
Further Reading: Case for Making is a small workshop whose mission is to inspire collective creativity. They make all of their watercolors and letterpress watercolor papers in-house, and they also sell a selection of curated creative supplies.
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