Today I had the pleasure of making genuine ultramarine blue oil paint. The pigment, powdered lapis lazuli, creates one of the most sought after blue paints in all of art history. It is a paint that Vermeer used extensively.
While I’m not going to share the paint (it’s expensive!), I will share these nearly pornographic photos of the the paint-making process.
Thank you for the gorgeous color!
Can almost feel the smoothness of the paint, too!
most of my favourite pieces ive studied in art history courses involved the use of lapis lazuli