Phthalo Blue (Red Shade)

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𝐏𝐡𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐥𝐨 𝐁𝐥𝐮𝐞
Professional Handmade Watercolour

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

Also Known As; Phthalocyanine Blue RS, Transparent Blue & Winsor Blue RS

An organic synthetic pigment, copper phthalocyanine. It is an intense blue which approaches black in mass tone and has a red undertone. It has great tinting abilities, is transparent, completely permanent and has staining properties.

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

𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐭 𝐢𝐧𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧:

Pigment: Phthalocyanine Blue
Pigment c.i number: P.Bl 15:1
Series: 1
Lightfastness: AAA
Opacity: Semi-Transparent

𝐏𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞 𝐚𝐝𝐯𝐢𝐬𝐞: There is a printing error of P.W 6 on the labelling of the tube under Pigment c.i number, this watercolour does not contain any white pigment or any other pigment apart from P.BI 15:1 in the formulation

Customer Reviews

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Stephen Bracebridge
Great watercolour

Great colour, exactly what I would expect

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Pictoria
True blue

...baby, I love you! A vibrant, strong Spring-like blue which works well for eyes, sky and adding shadows too... love it. I really like all the colours in the range but favour some and this is one of them.
The quality is clear from the small amount I have tried so far - the paints are very bright and when they dry you can see strength and vibrancy that you don't get in other brands or from using pan colours in boxes. Well done Jackman's! Really pleased with the results x


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