Daniel Smith makes the claim that both their French Ultramarine and Ultramarine Blue have equal permanence, lightfastness and transparency. However, Ultramarine Blue is cooler and doesn't granulate much at all.
What I love about Ultramarine Blue is how it matches what my mind remembers from my crayon box about a true blue.
When I ran across this photo I took of a little salt and pepper shaker my son gave me when he was a very little boy. I love that sweet little light blue globe with hands and feet and its sweet smile and the easy chair universe it sits in. Ultramarine Blue just radiates the color of my treasured gift.
“I am a contemplative artist who has trouble accessing verbal skills. Finding the right words to talk about the amazing things I observe around me can be frustrating. It is much more natural for me to pick up a paintbrush, some embroidery floss or my camera when I wish to share some new discovery. The artwork I create is meant to be enjoyed on whatever level the viewer experiences it and not layered with complex meaning. Feathers, fur, flowers and the incredible variation I find in wildlife not only inspire me, but compel me to share every nuance with you.