Shungite black. Pigment number PBk6, single pigment half-pan watercolor. Fits in all palettes designed for half-pans.
I am Shungite from Karelia. Artists call me also carbon black. Karelian people use me in healing – they say I am 2 million years old and can give you the positive energy from the eternity old rocks. And Peter the Great established the first SPA in Russia in Karelia due to my purifying power. Now I am getting ready to travel around the world and who knows I might purify your palettes and art.
Shungite is the blackest of all our blacks – truly black when you need it. Mixes nicely with other natural and human-made pigments. For best performance add a few drops of water some minutes before starting to work with it. It will reactivate the pigment and will be more fluid.
All our watercolors are handmade from pigment or pigment mixes, binders, and essential oils as conservative. Binder is made by ourselves from gum arabic, natural honey, and water. Our watercolors have a flowery scent, with lemongrass as top note and sandalwood in the base note.