Phthalocyanine Blue & Zinc White (No. 114)

Michael Harding's Phthalocyanine Blue & Zinc White artist's oil paint

 

 

 

 

Inorganic & Organic Mix

Colour Index PB 15.3 & PW 4
Drying Speed Average
Opacity Covering and Tint Power Opaque
Lightfastness Excellent
Oil Content Low, Linseed
Toxic No
Conforms To ASTM-D4236

 

I devised this blend as a replacement for the unavailable pigment Manganese Blue, a pigment introduced in the 1950’s but now no longer manufactured. This is far more intense than Manganese Blue, with a vivid, almost luminous appearance, which recalls the rich blue skies of Veronese and other Venetian painters. The phenomenal Tint Power of the Phthalo component means that it can be hued much more, with little loss of brightness. A mixture of organic and inorganic pigments, it demonstrates just what can be attained with modern pigment strengths.