These paints are literally made from the ground up

The PrimaTek line began in 1998 with a cache of Lapis Lazuli – the gold speckled blue gemstone seen in King Tut’s mask – that Daniel Smith found, ground and formulated into artist-quality watercolor paint, Lapis Lazuli Genuine. From prehistoric times to the Renaissance and beyond, artists have relied on pigments mined from the earth, and Daniel Smith is proud to have revived these time honored colors for today’s painters.