WINSOR BLUE (RED SHADE)
Winsor Blue, Red Shade is an intense blue, with great tinting ability and similar to Phthalo blue, with red undertones. This pigment is transparent and a stainer, although it is possible to lift the color a bit. According to their website, Winsor & Newton first launched this color in 1938 and Winsor Blue Green Shade a few years later.
The phthalocyanine family of colors were first chemically synthesized late in the 1920's.
Winsor Blue, created to replace Prussian blue, has many of the same properties, including its intensity. It mixes very well with other colors, here I used it with Turner Artist Color's Purple Gromwell and I would caution that as with other Phthalo Blues and Prussian Blue, Winsor Blue does want to dominate. Blue is always one of my favorite colors and this one is no exception.
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