Genuine Lapis Lazuli.
This special color was, for many centuries, the only option artists had for blue. It is natural Ultramarine and was once so valuable it was more costly than gold. Artists often saved it for the most special of subjects: gods and deities.
Genuine Lapis Lazuli is ground from a stone. The blue has to be painstakingly separated from the matrix rock. It comes in many grades of quality and from a few different locations around the world. The most prized Lapis Lazuli has for centuries come from Afghanistan and still is extremely expensive.
This Lapis Lazuli is from South America and is a medium grade, and although not the highest, it is still a beautiful (and more affordable) blue.
A small magnet can be added to the pan or cap, at no cost, to allow it to stick to any metal tin, if the artist prefers. Please be sure to select that option. Bottle caps are equivalent in amount of paint to a generous full pan. This color is now offered in square metal half pans, which offer a larger surface area for bigger brushes.
Color index: PB 29
Tinting strength: Good
Ruby Mountain Paint Company specializes in micro-batch, artisanal watercolors using pigments sourced from around the world. Our paints are always non-toxic, lovingly hand poured into whole pans, half pans, or bottle caps. We make high quality paint and art supplies for all types of artists. Each color is made from pure, artist-grade pigments and our own all natural binder formula, which includes gum arabic, local honey, and a time-honored, clove oil preservative. Each pigment is mulled by hand until it is the proper, luscious consistency. Each pan is poured once, slowly cured, then topped off so that the pans are as full as possible. Your order is packaged mindfully, using eco-friendly packaging and shipped to you from our studio in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
3-5 business days
I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
Just contact me within: 5 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 21 days of delivery
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Ruby Mountain Paint Co. does not share customer information with anyone. Customer information we collect and use is solely to process your order.
Mar 2, 2020
Feb 29, 2020
A beautiful bunch of blues! I just couldn’t resist. Wonderful customer service too!
Feb 26, 2020