Lapis Lazuli - Fra Angelico blue pigment
This pigment is prepared by our adaptation of Cennini's method.
particle size 0-40µ
Natural pigment suitable for icon painting (egg tempera),
oil painting and watercolor painting without additional grinding.
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I’ve taken far too long to write a review, and for the past few months have been completely obsessed with this pigment since discovering it in Mr. Gazo’s inventory of treasure. Refined to the highest quality, using the ancient method outlined by Cennino Cennini, what results is the most exquisite and vivid blue for painting. One understands now why such a color was reserved for the only the most divine things, and why also Vermeer wanted to use it everywhere. The price is appropriate, and I would say even generous to the customer, for such a unique and fascinating tool. There is nothing quite like it I have ever used before and even before that as with all of the pigments on offer at Master Pigments the quality is second to none. You can tell right away that these colors have been processed with the greatest care.
GREAT - BEST FRA ANGELICO pigment for our illuminated manuscripts. THANKS!!!!
After 2 years of research & trying multiple pigment suppliers like kr*m*r etc. I feel confident that Master Pigments are not only legit, but the best VALUE. This Fra Angelico was put under a microscope where tiny shards of lapis lazuli are plainly visible. When mulled, the feel of these tiny chips between glass are comparable to a gritty sand. It does not require much effort to blend into binder. The color is much more vibrant than ultramarine tar, even has a slight purplish hue. Amazing for glazing.
Purchased top grade lapis lazuli from a couple places and this Fra Angelico Blue is the best. Absolutely stunning blue. Used it for a background in egg tempera and with many thin glazes this blue creates an incredible deep translucent surface.
I am really enjoying discovering what I can do with this blue. Not cheap, but was in the medium range when compared with other suppliers. I have used it exclusively as a glaze for egg tempura, and the results are beautiful. Unlike any blue I have ever used. I was happily surprised to see how much pigment 10 grams turned out to be. It should last awhile.