Maya Blue Watercolor Paint
Maya Blue, developed by the Maya who ruled Mesoamerica from about 290 to 900 C.E., is a remarkable pigment based on a blue dye precipitated onto clay.
Maya Blue, developed by the Maya who ruled Mesoamerica from about 290 to 900 C.E., is a remarkable pigment based on a blue dye precipitated onto clay. The blue is perhaps the most striking color used by Maya artists, a color so extraordinary that it generated much research and debate among scientists for more than 50 years. What is particularly interesting about Maya Blue is that, despite long exposure to light and high humidity for centuries, it hardly fades. Its unprecedented stability, defies exposure to alkalies, acids and chemical solvents. Maya Blue is a mixture of both inorganic (paylgorskite clay) and organic (blue dye) elements -- no known organic pigments today can come close to the stability of Maya Blue over so many years.
Note: 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.
|Single Pigment:||Maya Blue|
|Colour Index:||Pigment Blue 82|
|Chemical Name:||Indigotin precipitated on clay|
|ASTM Lightfastness:||Not Rated|
For a detailed explanation of the terms in the table above, please visit Composition and Permanence.
Note: Some separation of pigment and medium may occur in Rublev Colours Watercolors and is a natural process when no stabilizers are added to paint to prevent this from occurring.
|Processing Time||Usually ships the next business day.|
|Pigment Type||Inorganic, Historical, Synthetic|
Classification according to EC Regulation 1272/2008: This product is not classified as hazardous according to the CLP/GHS Directive.
Classification according to EC Regulation No. 67/548 or No. 1999/45: The material is not subject to classification according to EC lists. This product does not require classification and labeling as hazardous according to CLP/GHS.
P280 Wear protective gloves/ clothing/ eye/ face protection.
P281 Use personal protective equipment as required.
P501 Dispose of contents/ container according to regional, national and international regulations.