This deep, moody colour is perfect wherever shadows are required and creates interesting grey-violets when used in washes.
Artist’s Notes: Tyrian Cobalt Purple is a muted, dark cool grey violet incredibly useful in rendering stormy skies and moody atmospheric scenes with clouds and rain. It is also helpful in evening scenes and seascapes.
Paint Maker’s Notes: Stoneground Tyrian Cobalt Purple is similar in hue to the historic Tyrian Purple pigment used in antiquity. This pigment was made from sea snails and was prohibitively expensive, worn only by the Roman elite.
Pigment Number: PB 36
Pigment Type: Synthetic Inorganic
Pigment Composition: Oxides of cobalt and chromium
Lightfastness: I – Excellent
Toxicity: Non-toxic with appropriate use.