Cobalt Blue

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Cobalt Blue
Professional Handmade Watercolour

Swatch Painted on: Saunders Waterford, White, Rough, 100% Cotton, Mould Made, Acid Free, 300 gsm Watercolour Paper

Also Known As: Cobalt Zinc Aluminate Blue & Cobalt Blue Genuine

Our Process

Our process starts by using only the finest hand-picked Kordofan Gum Arabic Lumps and carefully blending with distilled water, this mixture is left for a few weeks until fully dissolved, we then strain this mixture through unbleached Muslin bags to remove any impurities like straw and sand which is naturally found on the gum when it falls onto the ground from the Acacia tree

Once fully strained we then add in the vegetable glycerine, a touch of biocide and gently blend using one of our mixers to ensure a smooth, fluid consistency

Once made this base mix then undergoes two weeks of quality control testing to ensure the highest possible quality

We then take the finished base mix and carefully mix in the dry pigment power(s) and any other auxiliary materials required to achieve the best possible dispersion of the pigment

Once the pigment is fully “wetted out” into a paste we carefully run this over our triple roll mill with ceramic rollers (we use ceramic rollers as metal rollers can adversely affect some pigments)

After the first run over the mill a sample of the paint is then run over our Hegman Gauge to test the fineness of the grind, we use this method to ensure the pigment has the same particle size as the previous batch, if not we run the paint over the mill again and again until we reach the desired grind

We then test viscosity, density and finally paint out a swatch of the colour against the original finalised paint test swatches

The final paint is then left for a further 2 weeks as part of our quality control process before being hand filled into our tubes, pots or pans and finally labelled

We recommend

Using distilled water with all our watercolours to keep each pigment at its purest form

Please feel free to message us with any questions you may have

Our watercolours are perfect for artists of all experiences from beginners to advanced who value high-quality materials

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Pigment: Cobalt Zinc Aluminate Blue 
Pigment c.i number: P.Bl 72
Series: 3 
Lightfastness: AAA
Opacity: Semi-Transparent 

Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
Colin Kitchin
Great paints!

The watercolours are vibrant professional quality paints. Excellent value and great delivery!!

Handmade watercolours

Beautiful pigments including cobalt blue. Excellent quality and great for my wet on wet loose style watercolour paintings and also my more delicate wildlife art. They arrived very quickly by Royal Mail and were packaged well. Thank you Marc.
He came to our art club and gave us a really interesting demonstration about how he makes his watercolours. He’s very clever.

Maureen Rooney
Superb quality

I received along with cobalt blue 20 other Jackman watercolours. I've been using them for the past week and find them excellent quality.Will match any of the other professional watercolours around.

cobalt blue

brillliant quality colour cobalt blue,frenchultramarine blue,ceruleanblue and potters pink these are the colours I bought from jackmans their colours are excellent and very good quality the pigments and are strong which means they go further and you can get the subtile effects of colour which are more durable than students colours will diffinately be using jackmans for my watercolour requirements

Duncan Park
Lovely paint from The UK

Very impressed with the quality of the paint. Up there with the leading brands. Diffuses nicely on the paper. Very competitively priced. Will certainly be ordering more.

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