1674508 – 1674514 Amazonite HAKUSUI-MATSU
Amazonite Hakusui-Matsu are very hard natural pigments. They behave more like little gem stones than like
the traditional earth colors or organic lake pigments.
The Japanese watercolor market made these types of pigments into a range of different particle sizes.
When the particles prepared in this special way, the particles are larger or smaller particles but all particle
sizes very narrow together. These particles work perfectly in thin layers on white paper.
The Japanese used to have protein glues as a binding medium. It is different to use these different sized
particle pigments in mixtures, like it is mentioned in traditional European recipes.
We have Amazonite in 4 different grinding:
1674508 Rough, No. 8, approx. 50 µm
1674510 Medium, No. 10, approx. 27 µm
1674512 Fine, No. 12, approx. 14 µm
1674514 Very Fine, No. 14, approx. 5 µm
Amazonite is a silicate complex of greenish color. In ancient Egypt they already used it to make jewellery. The special Japanese elutriation treatment ensures a more exact and equal grain size than just by sieving and the colors are very brilliant.
- Chemical Formula: K[AlSi3O8]
- Lightfastness – medium: 8 (1 is bad, 8 is best)
- Lightfastness – thinned: 8 (1 is bad, 8 is best)
- Lightfastness – concentrated: 8 (1 is bad, 8 is best)
- Suitability: Acrylics, Lime / Fresco, Oil, Tempera, Watercolor / Gouache
- Colors: Green, Turquoise