Chrome Yellow Light - 50ml



A weekend morning, tired from the week, but no work today, its sunny outside, smell of coffee, frying an egg, the colour of that egg yolk. The colour of that egg yolk is chrome yellow medium.

For some more objective, factual information;

"Chrome Yellow Light is lead chromate, obtained synthetically as a yellow crystalline powder by precipitation from a solution of a lead salt. Chrome yellow light has excellent hiding power with bright yellow hue and high tinting strength.

Chrome was discovered by the French chemist Nicolas Louis Vauquelin in late 1790 in the mineral crocoite (lead sulfochromate). Vauquelin studied the different chrome compounds and found he could obtain a wide range of colours from greenish-yellow to orange shades.

A synthetic lead chromate (mainly chrome yellows) manufacturing process was published in 1809, although they were not mass produced until 1820 when the first large chrome deposits were discovered in North America."


Technical Overview


Colour Index: Pigment Yellow 34
Chemical Name: Lead chromate
Chemical Formula: PbCrO4
Lightfastness (manufacturer): Excellent
Opacity: Opaque
Tinting Strength: High
Drying rate: Slow



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