Phthalocyanine Blue & Titanium White (no. 114) Michael Harding devised this blend as a replacement for the unavailable pigment Manganese Blue, a pigment introduced in the 1950s but now no longer manufactured. This is far more intense than Manganese Blue, with a vivid, almost luminous appearance, which recalls the rich blue skies of Veronese and other Venetian painters. The phenomenal Tint Power of the Phthalo component means that it can be hued much more, with little loss of brightness. A mixture of organic and inorganic pigments, demonstrates just what can be attained with modern pigment strengths.