Payne’s Gray is a dark blue grey made from a mixture of Ultramarine, Mars Black and sometimes Crimson. It was named after the 18th c. water-colorist William Payne who created the mixture and often recommended it to his students as an alternative to plain black. Bright and beautiful, this affordable range of 47 colors is perfect for artists who need large quantities of color. All of the tones have been carefully made to bring out the best of each pigment, so you can create bold and vibrant artworks. We think you’ll be very pleased with the results.