Category: Colors and pigments

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Venetian red

The color Venetian red is the same as Indian red, the only difference is that Venetian red is often slightly lighter and more orange in color. The color is as old as human culture, Venetian...

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Lemon yellow (PY175)

The original pigment with the name lemon yellow is Barium chromate, it has the index name PY31, the pigment is toxic and is no longer used in watercolor paint. Instead, various AZO pigments have...

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Viridian

During the first half of the 19th century, the new color Chromium oxide green began to be used in art. A French paint manufacturer, Pannetier, made the paint according to a secret recipe. Somewhat...

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Burnt Sienna

Sienna is in its original form a yellow-brown earth color. If you heat up the natural sienna pigment, it becomes redder and darker. This red and dark color is called burnt, the original is...

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Raw Sienna

Raw sienna is an ancient pigment, used at least since Roman times. The name comes from the original deposit where suitable soil was found near Arcidosso which was previously under the control of Siena,...

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Earth colors

Earth colors, the name itself has character, it says that the color is original, genuine, natural. Nothing can be further from the truth. The traditional index names for true earth colors are PBr7 and...

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Perylene green (PBk31)

Is it green or is it black, hard to say. Maybe it’s a black color with a green tone. If you paint with the color concentrated, it is clearly black, but if you dilute...

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Phthal green (PG7 – PG36)

There is nothing in nature that is as green as phthalo green. What is the use of such a color? It is almost ridiculously pure and green. When a new student comes to my...

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Carbazole violet (Dioxazine violet)

It was created in the early 1950s but did not come as a watercolor until much later. The full name of the pigment is carbazole dioxazine Violet. It’s too long for a watercolor paint,...

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French Ultramarine

French ultramarine is a synthetic pigment, original ultramarine is extracted from semi-precious stone lazurite. Lapis lazuli is another name for the color. Good quality of Lapis lazuli could once be more expensive than gold...