Lapis lazuli is a stone found in the remote mountain ranges of Afghanistan and Chile. When refined down into pure pigment it is a high quality, rich and stable blue. Due to the rarity of the stone, its remote location and the intense process necessary to extract just the pure pigment, pure, dark ultramarine was more expensive than gold during the renaissance. The Lapis we used to create this watercolor is a medium grade and comes from Chile. It is beautiful to work with!
Handmade in our shop using a natural watercolor binding medium made from gum arabic (sap from acacia trees,) honey, glycerine and distilled water.
Please note - due the hardness of these specific minerals, they are a bit more gritty than our other pigments, but we think it gives them a unique texture.
* depending on availability - please allow around a week for items to be shipped.