This listing is for a half pan, full pan or bottle cap of handmade Chinese Vermilion watercolor paint. This color is a lighter, warm pinkish red. It is non granulating and can vary from opaque to translucent. This color is created from a single pigment, PY3 and has a lightfastness rating of average (**). It is a wonderful color for florals and skin tones. The name of this color comes from its long history in China as a color for lacquer ware. This is a non-toxic substitute for traditional vermilion because traditional vermilion is made from cinnabar which contains mercury. Eliminating toxins in our lives and our homes is always a good thing.
A small magnet can be added to the pan, at no cost, to allow it to stick to a metal tin, if the artist prefers. Please be sure to select that option.
At Ruby Mountain Paint Company, we specialize in small batch, handmade watercolors. Our paints are always non-toxic, lovingly hand-poured into whole pans, half pans or bottle caps. These are not commercial made paints squeezed into pans, but carefully made high-quality watercolors for all types of artists. Each color is made from pure, artist grade pigments and our own all natural binder formula, which includes gum arabic, local honey, and a time-honored, natural clove oil preservative. Each pigment is mulled by hand until it is the proper, luscious consistency. Each pan is slowly cured, poured and re-poured so that the pans are as full as possible. Because of the slow curing and re-pouring, the process to make these beautiful watercolors is rather slow, but worth the wait.
Lovely color, adds an almost heirloom quality to my interior illustrations. Thank-you!
May 21, 2018 by Skyebaby3
May 20, 2018 by Rachel Regan
May 2, 2018 by Cmoo14
Absolutely beautiful color! Kate even sent a few extra dot cards for me to try. All the paint is smooth and the colors are gorgeous.
Apr 14, 2018 by Kathryn Tucker McCardle
AWESOME COLOR! Quality is FANTASTIC! LOVE IT! Thank you!