For an earth pigment this is quite high chroma, it is transparent and an olive green in masstone.
Low tinting strength. If you are looking for a higher chroma Terre Verte with the same transparency and earthiness this would be a very good choice. The pigment for this paint is sourced from near Verona in Italy, making it very similar to the green earths used in Italian Renaissance painting.
Natural Pigments supplied the interesting nugget of information below;
"Green earth was used in verdaccio—a style of underpainting that uses green-grey colours to establish values for later layers of paint. Verdaccio is renowned for being particularly effective when painting flesh tones. It was popular amongst Italian Renaissance artists, such as Leonardo da Vinci who used verdaccio underpainting in his masterpiece, the Mona Lisa."
Pigment - PG23/Natural Green Earth
Opacity - Transparent
Tinting Strength - Low
Binder - Linseed Oil
Antica Green Earth - 50ml
This is a very interesting colour: it has a very low covering power (transparent) yet it looks opaque and can be rubbed thinly without looking like a glaze. I will explore the potential of this olive green paint.
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