Monday, January 13, 2020


Rose of Ultramarine

Quinacridone Red

French Ultramarine Blue


laura said...

Same thing happened to me! One of the bloggers I followed early on used rose of ultramarine a lot, and it was so beautiful ... then I found out I had the makings of it all along. And actually, I think making it yourself gives you a stronger color?

Chris Lally said...

Well, these two make one gorgeous color. But you are right -there's ultramarine blue, French ultramarine, plus the difference in brands - confusing to me:(

RH Carpenter said...

I heard of this color in a workshop and had to have it! ha ha. It definitely was an impulse buy because I normally question what colors are mixed with others to get a certain pretty named color :).

Yes, ultramarine is not the same as french ultramarine - each pigment should be the same, no matter what brand, but I may be wrong? Anyway, I have FUB and not UB.

Debbie Nolan said...

Isn't it amazing how when we pull out our colors we often come up with that special color that is sold in a tube. Not always though are the mixes quite the same. Take care friend and have a super day. Hugs!

RH Carpenter said...

I’m not sure, Laura, if making it yourself you get the right recipe, but you an certainly have more leeway with it :). I prefer just getting my usual tried and true unless something very cool comes up (which Daniel Smith has a tendency to tempt me!!)

Chris, thanks. According to the YouTube videos and Daniel Smith site, there is NO difference between UB and FUB - except FUB is a bit more intense in color.

Thanks, Debbie and you have a great remainder of the week, too :)

RH Carpenter said...

Looks like I should have tried to get a better mix of the colors to see if I could match the Rose of Ultramarine :). Sounds like a mermaid name to me! ha ha