The "Swatch This" Challenge Day 23
Cobalt Blue, an inorganic pigment, it is considered low-staining and therefore ideal for glazing. You can create soft edges and readily mix with Cobalt Blue. It is a lovely primary blue for your palette. Cobalt Blue is considered to be extremely stable and has been used for centuries in Chinese blue and white porcelain since the late eighth or early ninth century.
Cobalt blue was the primary blue pigment used for centuries in Chinese blue and white porcelain, beginning in the late eighth or early ninth century. The first use of Cobalt Blue as a name for paint in English was in 1777 and used in paintings by Turner, Renoir, Monet and the post impressionists. Maxfield Parish used it in his landscapes resulting in the alternate name "Parish Blue" for cobalt blue.
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