Phthalo Blue Red Shade (PB-15:4)
One of the great pleasures of creating a paint line is the ability to pick and choose pigments. The
glory, and ensuing terror of Phthalo Blue is difficult to overstate and
at one time I was so fed up with the Phthalo pigment family that I
swore off completely: too strong, too wild, too one demensional, never
again! get off my palette!
This color was a learning curve.
Not all Phthalo pigments are identicle, and this one taught me patience
and restraint. With the color depth and strength of Prussian but the
legs and latitude of an organic, Phthalo Blue heralds an intertia of
color that will astound and baffle. Unlike yellow shades of Phthalo
Blue that seem plastic and irate, glazes, tints, and mixtures with Red
Shade Phthalo bring a curiousity of hue to an otherwise pigeon-holed
death-zone of non-believable color.
Use sparingly for maximum satisfaction.
Lightfastness: I ; Semi Transparent
Bound in alkali refined linseed oil.