Rublev Colours Lazurite is an intense deep blue color from the precious lapis lazuli stones used in historical painting. It is a semi-transparent, medium grained color with good tinting strength.
Lapis lazuli or lapis for short is mostly lazurite but commonly contains pyrite, calcite and other minerals. The name lazurite means "blue rock" and is always a brilliant blue with violet or greenish tints. Small crystals of pyrite are always present in lapis and their gold yellow color distinguishes lapis from a similar mineral, sodalite, and the synthetic pigment, ultramarine. The golden impregnations of pyrite create the impression of stars in a dark blue sky.
Rublev Colours Lazurite (lapis lazuli) Watercolor
: Colors swatches are shown in mass tone, at top, mixed with an equal amount of water and brushed out toward the bottom. All pictures of color swatches in this web site are only approximations of the actual color of the watercolor paint. We have taken every care to match the color in these pictures on calibrated color monitors to the actual color. However, because of the wide variance in color monitors the results you get may vary.
||English: ultramarine (natural)
French: outremer (lapis)
Italian: ultramarino (geuino)
Spanish: ultramarino (lapis)
||(Lazurite) Lapis Lazuli
||Pigment Blue 29 (77007)
||Sodium Calcium Aluminum Silicate Sulfate
||(Na, Ca)8Al6Si6O24(S, SO4)
: Some separation of pigment and medium may occur in Rublev Watercolours and is a natural process when no stabilizers are added to paint to prevent this from occurring.