Chrome Yellow Medium - 50ml


What a luscious, beautiful, colour. It is a warm, golden, powerful, yellow.

It is clearly synthetic but it somehow displays the rich muted qualities of an earth while having the opaque power of an inorganic pigment.

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 colors from greenish-yellow to orange shades. A synthetic lead chromate 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

Pigment - PY34, Lead Chromate

Binder - Linseed Oil

Opacity - Opaque

Drying Rate - Medium


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