Turquoise Light



Turquoise pigment is modern, but real turquoise gemstones were used as pigments in ancient times.

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Soft greenish-blue color. Lightfast, mixes with all mediums and pigments. Though our pigment is a modern mixture of natural organic minerals from France, this color could have been mixed by artists in any era. Real turquoise gemstone was crushed for a pigment from ancient times to the 19th century. See color comparison below.

AKA: Copper blue, turquoise green, [Fr] vert turquoise


Comparison of turquoise pigment and crushed malachite painted by Elizabeth Comer
Top row L to R: David Smith malachite, Limner’s Guild malachite, Ancient Earth turquoise
Bottom row L to R: first three are synthetic malachite, 4th is true malachite, last is azurite

Country of Origin: France
Composition: Natural Base G7(74260)
Chemical Formula: Si4O10(OH)2Mg3-Co3Ca-Cr203
Lightfastness: Excellent

General protective measures:  Always wear a dust mask, gloves, apron and eye protection.

These dry pigments are not sold for cosmetic, food, pharmaceutical or tattoo use.

Keep away from foodstuffs and drinks. Do not eat, drink or smoke during work. Wash hands before breaks and at the end of work. Do not allow children or pets to contact these art materials.



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1 oz, 2 oz

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  1. Elizabeth (verified owner)

    Leans a bit more green than blue, (at least in the batch I got) but if you’re looking for a bluish “verdigris” color, look no further! Looks lovely paired with a cornflower blue.

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