Ultramarine Blue is a single pigment paint, transparent, deep blue, with moderate tinting strength. It has a reddish undertone making it a wonderful choice for making purples. Ultramarine Blue is probably the most versatile blue and therefore a classic color for your encaustic palette. The word ultramarine means ®over the sea.® In ancient times, ultramarine was made from lazuli otherwise known as the mineral lazurite. Obtaining ultramarine from lazurite was so costly that it has been artificially manufactured since the early 1800®s.
Pigment: PB29, Complex Silicate of Sodium & Aluminum with Sulfur