Hematite Violet Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml

Model: 144792
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Hematite stones are milled to a fine pigment to create this stunning watercolour. Rich and shadowy violet washes are studded with a pattern of deep granulation. Bring excitement to neutral tones with this PrimaTek pigment driftwood, tree bark, and rocky cliffs come alive with texture and drama. Be inspired by this rugged violet that stays true with excellent light fastness. Hematite is ground from a heavy silvery-black mineral rich in iron. In a thick wash, the heavier particles settle, creating bold granulation. In a thin wash, it is a soft dove grey.

Hematite or the traditional Greek name, Bloodstone - when you paint, you can almost feel the pounding of the battle drums as ancient warriors covered their bodies with Hematite in the belief that they would be protected from mortal wounds. According to lore ad superstition, large surface deposits of Hematite mark the site of hard fought battles, where the blood of fallen soldiers flowed into the ground.

ASTM Lightfastness Rating: Excellent

Transparency: Semi-transparent

Granulating: Yes

Staining: Low

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by Irene Lines

Hematite Violet is fantastic for getting great earthy tones in landscapes. I have found that shadow work creates a new level of interest with semitransparent colours. Skin tones in portraits (especially darker skins) take on greater depth when Hematite Violet is used

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