Cyprus Raw Umber Light - 50ml


This is obviously a light grade of the pigment and lurches strongly towards what you would normally consider a sienna, however given they are both types of earth mixed with oil, does it really matter what they are called, if you like the look of the swatch I thoroughly recommend it.

Cypriot raw umber light, it maybe surprising given the popular connections with the earth oil colours and Italy, however Cyprus since the nineteenth century has provided the majority of the world's umber. This particular umber is warm and has strong yellow undertones and is completely different from say the Rublev French umbers. The majority is mined in the Troodos mountains on the island, and having been there and not that it in anyway affects the paint, it is a particularly beautiful place!

Rublev Cyprus Raw Umber Light is a semi-transparent brown with good tinting strength, medium grained and, like most Rublev Oil Colours, brushes "long" in the direction of the brush stroke.

Technical Overview

Single Pigment: Natural Iron-Manganese Oxide
Binder: Linseed Oil
Colour: Brown
Colour Index: Pigment Brown 7 (77491) (77492) (77499)
Chemical Name: Natural Iron-Manganese Oxide
Chemical Formula: Fe2O3 Mg2O4
ASTM Lightfastness: I
Opacity: Semi-Transparent
Tinting Strength: Good
Drying rate: Average



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