Pigment Light Fastness Rating: I Excellent
Ultramarine Blue is a transparent deep blue with moderate tinting strength. It has a slight reddish undertone. Ultramarine Blue is probably the most versatile blue and therefore a classic color for your encaustic palette. The word ultramarine means ôover the sea.ö In ancient times, ultramarine was made from lazuli otherwise known as the mineral lazurite. Obtaining ultramarine from lazurite was so costly that it has been artificially manufactured since the early 1800Æs.