Lapis Lazuli Single Watercolour Pan
Forget chemical dyes and and synthetic fillers - these watercolours are made according to methods dating back to the Renaissance by Florence-based mom n' pop shop Zecchi, famous amongst artists for their top quality supplies. This vibrant blue was originally known as ultramarine which literally translates to across the water for its distant and rare appeal. Made from the precious mineral lapis lazuli, it was traditionally used only to paint the Madonna's dress in church frescoes.
Aside from its historical appeal, this paint is highly pigmented, lightfast and long-lasting. Mixed in Tuscany with only a few ingredients for maximum vibrancy - distilled water, acacia honey and acacia resin, also known as gum arabic, for a truly quality artists medium.
Illustration courtesy of Claire Fletcher