This is wonderfully dense, deep black in masstone, it's tints when mixed with white are dark, earthy, greys with a subtle brown undertone.
I sometimes paint portraits in just black and white, using this and Ceruse. The combination is fantastic it is like sculpting with paint and the greys produced by the mixing of the two have a delightful, gentle warmth.
This is made not with lignite like the original Cassel earth but with a purified umber. The umber replicates aspects of the genuine Cassel earth which unfortunately like so many historical pigments was not particularly lightfast, this one is lightfast.
I really like this paint!
Pigment - PB7
Binder - Linseed Oil
Opacity - Semi-Opaque
Tinting Strength - Good
Beautiful paint with a rich warm black for a non black look !
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I love these Cassel earths - they take a similar spot on the palette as burnt umber, but just have that little something extra. They work wonderfully for grisaille underpaintings with some lead white. They also work wonderfully for dark backgrounds to paintings, especially when applied in multiple transparent layers.
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Couldn’t speak more highly of the customer service provided by this company. This Pigment is beautifully rich and dark. Perfect for landscapes, portraits, still life. Nice warm colour but neutral enough to be versatile.