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A New Color on my Palette – Indanthrone Blue

Indanthrone Blue

Indanthrone blue by Daniel Smith (PB60) is a beautiful, dark, warm blue that has excellent lightfastness. It is non-granulating, medium staining and transparent. It mixes with a variety of yellows to make rich, beautiful greens.

Indanthrone Blue is one of the oldest vat dyes – discovered over 100 years ago. It is labeled a “top 40 pigment” by It is an organic pigment and has a large value shift – from dark to about 40% lighter – when it dries.

To learn more about this color and see me mix and swatch this paint, watch my video review below.

There are so many paints and supplies to choose from when you get started in watercolor. If you would like some help in making sense of it all, check out my free online course – Getting Started in Watercolor. This video course answers all the questions I had when I first started painting in watercolor.

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I feature my Stephen Quiller Porcelain Palette in this video. If you would like to learn more about this high quality professional palette see:

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