Granulation Quad (4-color palette)

Granulation Quad (4-color palette)


The granulation quad is a watercolor set of four high-texture paints. Ultramarine blue is a flocculating pigment where the particles attract one another, producing dappled color. Caput mortuum is highly granulating, with separation of the finer red particles and heavier black sediment in washes. Vivianite is a gray-blue ochre with traditional earth pigment granulation. Magnetite granulates heavily in a wash and remains distinct when combined with other colors; the effect can be manipulated or heightened by moving a magnet along the back side of the paper to push the pigment around. These four are fun to experiment with, but are still beautiful, useful colors in a painting.

This set is ideal for a mad scientist - the watercolorist who really enjoy experimenting with texture and paint effects.

Ultramarine blue  |  Pigment: PB29  |  Permanence: excellent
Magnetite  |  Pigment: magnetite |  Permanence: excellent
Vivianite  |  Pigment: vivianite  |  Permanence: very good
Caput mortuum  |  Pigment: PR102  |  Permanence: excellent

These compact watercolor palettes are perfect for travel and plein air painting, making an excellent companion for your sketchbook in your everyday carry. A magnet on the bottom of each half pan keeps the paints securely in the metal case, even as the palette is jostled in your bag or tipped as you work. The case lid can either be used as a small mixing surface or tucked out of the way on the bottom of the case.

This product includes a metal slide-top palette and four magnetized half pans of watercolor paint in 3d printed pans with shipping lids. For proper fit and ease of use, shipping lids should be removed from the pans prior to putting them into the slide-top palette.

Safety warning: By purchasing this product you agree to follow the precautions outlined at In conformance with ASTM D-4326, all Limn Colors paints carry a materials advisement.

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