Phthalocyanine Blue Lake (No. 209)

Michael Harding Phthalocyanine Blue Lake artist's oil paint

 

 

 

 

Organic

Colour Index PB 15.3
Drying Speed Fast
Opacity Covering Transparent
Tint Power Extremely High
Lightfastness Excellent
Oil Content Linseed Oil, High
Toxic No
Conforms To ASTM D-4236

 

Chlorinated Copper invented in 1935, is one of the first synthetic organic pigments to be accepted as reliably permanent. It is sometimes seen as a modern replacement for Prussian Blue, but its unmixed colour is slightly more cyan, and in hues it exhibits a unique range of throbbing, intense, greenish blues which are quite distinct from the latter. Having one of the most powerful Tint Powers in my range, this paint will blow any mix apart; if you wish to avoid doing so, add it in tiny quantities and with caution! Its metallic content makes it a great drier, and like Prussian Blue it shows a tendency to bronze upon curing. Again use with caution if you are a beginner.