thINKthursday – Visconti Orchard in Blossom

Visconti Orchard in Blossom is in full bloom!

thINKthursday Visconti Orchard in Blossom

thINKthursday Visconti Orchard in Blossom

thINKthursday Visconti Orchard in Blossom

Visconti Orchard in Blossom is a vibrant violet color and is sure to stand out in your collection. It comes in a square 30ml bottle with a ribbed cap to make it easier to open. This review was done with a Pilot Metropolitan F, Lamy Safari B, and on Rhodia blank No. 18 paper.

thINKthursday Visconti Orchard in Blossom
thINKthursday Visconti Orchard in Blossom

Visconti Orchard in Blossom is named for Van Gogh’s painting of the same name and is the companion ink for the similarly named pen. The intense violet tones really pop off the page. It does not have a large range of shading but you can still achieve some variation in tone with some layering. This ink achieves a classic purple in a fine nib, and shades a bit deeper in a broad nib while still staying recognizably violet in tone.

thINKthursday Visconti Orchard in Blossom

This was my first time exploring Visconti inks and I was delighted by the experience. I enjoyed having a small amount of shading to show some difference in color when layered without having to worry about it getting too dark and losing its base color in the process. It has excellent flow, low feathering and bleedthrough, easy cleanup, and just enough water resistance to keep writing legible after contact with water. It had a very fast dry time in a fine nib at 10 seconds, and a bit longer in a broad nib at 30 seconds.

thINKthursday Visconti Orchard in Blossom
thINKthursday Visconti Orchard in Blossom
thINKthursday Visconti Orchard in Blossom
thINKthursday Visconti Orchard in Blossom
thINKthursday Visconti Orchard in Blossom
thINKthursday Visconti Orchard in Blossom

This bright violet is a wonderful way to honor Van Gogh’s legacy and its namesake painting. Visconti Orchard in Blossom is a beautiful addition to any ink collection and I am very happy to add it to my own.

thINKthursday Visconti Orchard in Blossom
thINKthursday Visconti Orchard in Blossom

As with any ink review, the pen, paper, and person doing the writing will influence the way the ink looks. If you’re not sure about a color, try a sample to see if it’s the one for you.

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Lindsay