I was very excited to try this as I am quite a fan of burnt sienna particularly ones from Italy as they produce such great skin tones with very little effort, just add white!
It hasn't disappointed, in masstone it is reddish brown, due to it's transparency you can see the colour waiting to be released.
When tinted with white it creates wonderful, earthy skin tones and quite a wide range of these being a reasonably strong tinter.
Super smooth in consistency and has the perfect handling of all Francois's paints, being just less than buttery enabling it to brush out perfectly with no medium.
Pigment - PR101
Vehicle - French Linseed Oil
Opacity - Transparent
I love this Italian Burnt Sienna. It has a beautiful reddish and subtle earthy hue, extremely useful for whatever genre of painting. The opacity of this paint is transparent, which differs from the usual semi-transparent Burnt Sienna oil paints that I've used, and differs from the French Burnt Sienna in colour and opacity. I would prefer this paint to the transparent red oxide for certain applications, as it has a softer hue in comparison, and excellent to have in your range of paints, especially I think when using the grisaille technique. Highly recommended.
I am very pleased with my purchase. I love the colour , it’s consistency. Highly recommended.