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. Sodalite with a distinctive deep blue color is one of the components of Lapis Lazuli and very rare. Daniel Smith Sodalite is the finest quality and deepest blue that comes from Greenland and the flanks of Italy's Mt. Vesuvius. In watercolor the inky color of this semi precious stone granulates as it dries layering a blue-black textural surface on a smooth blue-gray undertone. Low staining lightfast and semi-transparent Sodalite creates a three-dimensional quality as it dries.