Wallace Seymour continually searches for new pigments to allow them to develop new and unique paints for artists.
They have just introduced a number of new oil paint colours. Firstly, three distinct shades of Lapis Lazuli. All three are from pure Lazurite and use the inspiration of three artists from the Renaissance period: Titian (Tiziano), Giotto and Mantegna. Perfect for use today in painting.
Taken from the blues in Titian’s ‘Bacchus and Ariadne’, the airy clean blues in the Assisi fresco cycles of Giotto and the slightly greenish tinge of the blue sky of ‘The Crucifixion’ in The Louvre. Of course, these colours are used in countless other examples. They can be found on the links below.
Lapis Lazuli PB 29 (Natural) is highly lightfast and semi-transparent but tending towards transparent when used in glazes.
Available in various sizes, 20ml and 40ml tubes and in 150ml tubes on request.
They have also introduced two new shades of Manganese Blue pigment oil paint.
Both are Colour Index PB 33. PB 33 is highly lightfast and semi-transparent but tending towards transparent when used in glazes. They can be found on the links below.
Available as 40ml and 150ml tubes.
To produce their paints, they mill raw earth or mineral material to a specific grind size, so that they can process it through the triple roll paint mill. For some pigments, for example, with Lapis Lazuli, a slight grain of the pigment is retained, as over grinding/over-reduction can make the resultant colour too pale in shade. Once the pigment is ready, it is milled with single farm estate cold pressed linseed oil for testing. Only when testing is complete is the colour is finally produced and made available.