Highly pigmented and finely ground watercolors made by hand in the USA. Extra fine watercolors produce clean washes even layers and also possess superior lightfastness properties. Purpurite Genuine is an intensely lavender violet that paints smoothly and easily but also granulates subtly. It is semi-transparent with low staining levels so it offers great versatile in use and technique. Purpurite Genuine is a mineral with a naturally occurring low luster silky sub-metallic sheen.