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  • The Best Natural Ultramarine pigment in the world November 25, 2013
    The best Natural Ultramarine pigment in the world is the Afghan Natural Ultramarine extracted from the gemstone Lapis Lazuli from the mines of Badakhshan Afghanistan. It was the very same pigment, Afghan Natural Ultramarine, that made the paintings of the famous artists of the 13th to 19th century, the treasured masterpieces of the world. It […]
    Humaira Irfan
  • Egg Tempera Technique for Beginners November 18, 2013
    Egg Tempera Technique Egg tempera technique is a painting technique in which egg yolk is used as a binder for the color pigment. Water is used as the medium History of egg tempera painting Earliest records of egg tempera painting traces back to Egypt and Greece in the 1st century A.D and in the Byzantine Empire […]
    Humaira Irfan
  • The exceptional History of Lapis Pigment April 15, 2013
    Ultramarine is one of the oldest of the artist’s pigments that is cherished and sought in present times too. It is a historic pigment having been found in Egyptian tomb paintings. The first noted and recorded applications of Lapis Lazuli as a pigment was in the cave paintings in 6th and 7th century AD in […]
    Humaira Irfan
  • Announcing the Launch of Our New Website April 10, 2013
    We are pleased to announce the launch of our brand new website! This website is the result of a lot of work done by our management team over the past 2 or 4 months. Visit our new website Our goal with this new site is to provide our visitors with an easier way to learn about […]
  • Flexibility of De Mairo Lapis Pigment with different mediums April 8, 2013
    I have used the  De Mairo Lapis Lazuli pigment in more than 10 paintings, on grounds of Ivorine, Luma-surface, Plate Bristol, and Ivory, and found it to be  a superior  pure glowing  color of rich deep blue .For the purpose of glazing techniques, it is perfect. The product is ground extremely fine there is not […]
    Joan Cornish Willies
    A favorite technique of old Masters was the technique of under painting in which a layer of paint is applied on the surface for painting to prepare it for the application of other colors. This layer is very important because it affects the optical quality of other colors, and other paint layers going to be […]
    The earliest record of oil painting dates back to the 7th century cave paintings in Afghanistan .Then in the 15th century Flemish painter Jan Van Eyck innovated the technique of oil painting substituting the Egg tempera technique used in those days. With oil painting technique he made such marvelous realistic paintings that  his contemporaries were left awestruck. Oil painting was […]
    Humaira Irfan
  • Why use ultramarine March 27, 2013
    Why use ultramarine/lapis pigment? Natural ultramarine is the painters dream; the natural ultramarine pigment with its crystalline structure and multiple surfaces reflects light like a finely faceted jewel thereby exhibiting ever changing display of rich vibrant blues. This creates a three dimensional, gem like effect which is not at all possible with a very small, round and […]
    Humaira Irfan
  • Techniques for using Lapis Lazuli Pigment March 27, 2013
    Techniques in which it can be used in oil paintings: 1. With ultramarine pigment mixed in oil you can paint wet on wet (i.e. mix paint both on the palette and the canvas) 2. Layered (apply a layer of ultramarine paint once the previous has dried) 3. Glaze – ideally suited for glaze (you can […]
    Humaira Irfan
  • A pigment loved by Old Masters March 27, 2013
    Lapis Pigment, A pigment loved by Old  Masters The outstanding works of famous artists of medieval and renaissance era have ultramarine displayed in their paintings with all its vividness. The old masters such a Giotto, Michelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci, Raphael, Titian, and Durer etc used ultramarine pigment but because of its costliness, it was often reserved for […]
    Humaira Irfan