Maya Blue Watercolor Paint

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Maya Blue, developed by the Maya who ruled Mesoamerica from about 290 to 900 C.E., is a remarkable pigment based on a blue dye precipitated onto clay.

Maya Blue, developed by the Maya who ruled Mesoamerica from about 290 to 900 C.E., is a remarkable pigment based on a blue dye precipitated onto clay. The blue is perhaps the most striking color used by Maya artists, a color so extraordinary that it generated much research and debate among scientists for more than 50 years. What is particularly interesting about Maya Blue is that, despite long exposure to light and high humidity for centuries, it hardly fades. Its unprecedented stability, defies exposure to alkalies, acids and chemical solvents. Maya Blue is a mixture of both inorganic (paylgorskite clay) and organic (blue dye) elements -- no known organic pigments today can come close to the stability of Maya Blue over so many years.

Rublev Colours Maya Blue Watercolor

Rublev Colours Maya Blue Watercolor

Note: Colors swatches are shown in mass tone, at top, mixed with an equal amount of water and brushed out toward the bottom. All pictures of color swatches in this web site are only approximations of the actual color of the watercolor paint. We have taken every care to match the color in these pictures on calibrated color monitors to the actual color. However, because of the wide variance in color monitors the results you get may vary.

Color Information
Single Pigment: Maya Blue
Binder: Gum Arabic
Pigment Information
Color: Blue
Colour Index: Pigment Blue 82
Chemical Name: Indigotin precipitated on clay
Properties
ASTM Lightfastness: Not Rated
Opacity: Transparent
Tinting Strength: High
Staining: High
Granulating: Average

For a detailed explanation of the terms in the table above, please visit Composition and Permanence.

Notes

Note: Some separation of pigment and medium may occur in Rublev Colours Watercolors and is a natural process when no stabilizers are added to paint to prevent this from occurring.

More Information
SKU850-111
BrandRublev Colours
VendorRublev Colours
Processing TimeUsually ships the next business day.
ColorBlue
Pigment TypeInorganic, Historical, Synthetic

Hazard Identification

Classification according to EC Regulation 1272/2008: This product is not classified as hazardous according to the CLP/GHS Directive.

Classification according to EC Regulation No. 67/548 or No. 1999/45: The material is not subject to classification according to EC lists. This product does not require classification and labeling as hazardous according to CLP/GHS.

Safety Designation

P280 Wear protective gloves/ clothing/ eye/ face protection.

P281 Use personal protective equipment as required.

P501 Dispose of contents/ container according to regional, national and international regulations.

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