Artists, like Vermeer, who wanted the perfect blue paint had to choose the high cost of this blue made from a semi-precious mineral.
For the perfect shadows in painting, viridian green is a must have for the paintbox.
Naples Yellow has been around for quite some time. It has been found in ceramic glazes of pottery found in ancient Babylon from 1500 B.C. Most of the Old Master’s worked with Naples Yellow.
A wonderful dark red but it pays to read the label before buying. Not all Alizarin Crimsons are created equal.