Crimson ochre is made with an iron oxide pigment sourced from the quarries in the Lori province of northern Armenia.
It is a reddish, crimson in masstone with purplish-pink undertones. It makes gentle lilac tints when mixed with white.
Very good for portrait work, it will also work as a glaze due to it's semi-transparent qualities. Quite lean in body, it paints 'long'.
Rublev's description ;
"Red iron oxide or ferric oxide is the principle colouring agent in red ochres, such as Crimson ochre. This colour is based on the natural mineral hematite associated with varying proportions of other minerals such as clay, chalk and silica. They differ from other ochres in that they do not contain water bound with iron oxide."
Pigment - PR102
Opacity - Semi-Opaque
Binder - Linseed Oil
Drying Rate - Medium