Winsor and Newton has been making paint for artists for the past 180 years. Each color is made to have stable color. The company makes sure that the quality control process keeps the paint ready to be what artists need and want. All their paint becomes touch dry within two to twelve days.
The W&N Purple Lake paint was recently reformulated because the original pigment was discontinued. This dark purple color is both a cool color and transparent. The paint itself is a mixture of magenta and phthalocyanine blue or alizarin crimson and dioxazine purple. The color is usually prepared like carmine lake, just with lime mixed into it. The effect produces the deep purple. The color is perfect for those wishing to paint landscapes, as there are several parts of the scene that it will cover.