Limn Colors Mayan Blue
Mayan blue watercolor is a peacock blue, with a greenish or teal undertone. Because it is dyed palygorskite clay, it has properties of both brights and earths. It has a vivid color and granulating texture; it is lightfast and semi-transparent. Mayan blue tends to hold a brushstroke unless distributed in a wet wash; a dispersant such as ox gall can increase flow. A range of incredible, unique greens when mixed with azo green.
Mayan blue has an interesting history that is worth a read - the use in Maya and Aztec civilizations, the loss of its identity and recipe then subsequent rediscovery, and current pigment production from research done at the University of Texas. A fascinating pigment and beautiful color.
This product is one half pan of watercolor paint in a 3d printed pan with shipping lid.
Safety warning: By purchasing this product you agree to follow the precautions outlined here. In conformance with ASTM D-4326, all Limn Colors paints carry a materials advisement. Mayan pigments require a CA Prop 65 warning.
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