Lapis Lazuli Lapis Lazuli Pigment

Flexibility of De Mairo Lapis Pigment with different mediums

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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 a trace of grit,  and mixes readily with Linseed oil, and  Poppy oil, for paintings in oil colors.  When mixed, it also combines readily with regular tube oil colors, and with the medium of Turpenoid and Liquin original or Liquin Gel.
DeMairo pigment  mixes well with Gum Arabic and Glycerin and water for  water color paintings, it also combines easily with regular  tube water colors and tablet water colors and has a wonderful glow.
De Mairo pigments are permanent,  and a joy to  use, especially on  the  semi- transparent ground  of IvoryIvorine, Luma-surface, and tIvorine.  Plus the opaque surface of Polymin,  and Linen canvas.
And in the case of water based colors,  Strathmore Plate Bristol and Winsor & Newton Hot press surfaces.

I am very happy to not  only to teach the traditions of the miniature technique,  but to be able to use the very same ground pigments which have been used for  1,000 years,  the colors of  which,  particular in illuminated manuscripts and books,  have retained their colors to the present day.

About the Author :                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Joan Cornish Willies, the great British miniature painter and teacherof Historic miniature painting techniques is an esteemed member of   Royal Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers, England.

Washington DC Society of  Miniature Painters, Sculptor & Gravers. USA.
Hilliard Society,  England.   Miniature Artists of America, Miniature Art Society of Florida.
Past Fellow N.A.M.E.  She is an  Author of many Best selling books like “ Miniature Painting,  techniques & Applications”   Work published  by Watson & Guptil, New York.  Video  “The enchanted Art  of Miniature Painting” distributed by Jerry s Artarama.    Contributor to Doll House miniatures Magazine, The Artist Magazine,  Nutshell News, Rolls Royce Year Book, Victoria  Magazine.  Dick Blick catalogue.  She is also   Listed in  “Who’s Who of British artists.”  Her   Painting is  in  the  Ballet division, of the  permanent collection of the United States Lincoln  Library New York.

About the author

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Joan Cornish Willies

Joan Willies has been painting and studying Miniatures since the age of eleven, and is a member of the Royal Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers of London, England, the oldest professional society of miniaturists in the world. She is also a member of an elected group of miniaturists, Miniature Artists of America. Other memberships include the Miniature Art Society of Florida (honorary member) and the Washington Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers, the oldest miniature society in the United States.

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