The cloudburst is one of Tasmania's significant weather patterns that engulfs the mountainous terrain. The dark, rich blue signifies the darkened clouds that appear out of nowhere on a clear sunny day, which gives the illusion of the darkened and yet somehow bright blue that drenches pockets across the region in short but powerful downpours, seeming like water bursting out of the cloud.
These spectacular occurrences usually appear throughout spring, and when it does the color from the cloud can be stunning.
Cloudburst is certainly our least purchased and most underappreciated blue. It is sombre, slightly muted, yet heavily sheening and a simply beautiful writer. As close as our blue inks get to a ball-point blue, cloudburst is excellent for that EDC pen, or the office hero.
It also shades particularly well and is an excellent muted blue in artwork, containing two separate blue dyes so producing some light hue variation in tissue, watered down mixes and blending.