Viviva Colorsheets have some properties unlike other watercolors, whether tube, pan or stick. These dry, pigment infused sheets carry intense, transparent colors that for the most part have equivalents in other brands. But Indigo is not one of those. It has a propensity to split into several underlying pigments, depending on where your brush touches the sheet with water to activate the color. It ranges from a deep Ultramarine to violet and even a faint greyed lavender. While not what the name might indicate, this is a lovely chameleon like color that tends to grow into a hard to capture hydrangea bluish violet. It doesn't bother me that the color is difficult to nail down, knowing that, I just let it do the work. If I had depended on it being "indigo" perhaps I would be frustrated. Uncontrollable as it is, I really like it. Besides, their Midnight Blue is as Indigo as it gets and would be my fall back if I was looking for a deep dark blue to add burnt sienna to for a dark neutral. Save this beauty for special occasions.
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