Vive la France!
French yellow ochre, sourced from the Societe de Ocres de France, for an earth pigment this is very high chroma, without a doubt this is one of, if not the best yellow ochres.
A delicious, warm yellow and a decent level of transparency, much more so than a manufactured iron oxide. Used thinly on a white ground, the hue is really something a fiery, orange-yellow.
There is a picture of the quarry where it originated on the left which gives and idea of the powerful hue.
Finely ground with French linseed oil, to maximize the colour, it is smooth in consistency
Hand made in small batches, true artisanal paint making by Francois Schaal.
Pigment - PY43
Vehicle - Linseed Oil
Opacity - Semi-Opaque
I bought this as part of the nine earth set, which is a set of excellent quality. This yellow ochre has a wonderful hue & chroma & along with another earth & Olive green I’ve used recently to have a play & ended up with an interesting painting. Schaal makes high quality paint & I particularly love his earths, a great addition to my earth paint collection.