Cobalt Violet Light (No. 601)

Michael Harding Cobalt Violet Light artist's oil paint

 

 

 

 

Inorganic

Colour Index PV 14 Cobalt Phosphate
Drying Speed Fast
Opacity Covering Slightly Opaque
Tint Power Average
Lightfastness Excellent
Oil Content Linseed Oil, Average
Toxic No
Conforms To ASTM D-4236

 

First made from the rare ore of Cobalt Phosphate in the mid-19th century, this is now a synthetic inorganic pigment, of which the lighter shade is closer to the original, natural version. Cobalt Violet Light has a very delicate shade of violet which appears quite opaque in mass-tone which quickly becomes transparent when applied thinly, and when glazed over a white ground, creating a very interesting range of bluish pinks. The hues are equally restrained. Always allow to cure in a good light for cleanest results.