Cyprus Raw Umber Medium - 50ml


Sorry for the repetition if you have read the other Cypriot raw umber listings, however this information is highly relevant to the product, and if you haven't read the other listing here is some more fascinating paint trivia!

This is a medium grade of the pigment, and is heading into a more traditional umber colour than the light grade (Cyprus Raw Umber Light) it has definite greens in there, and it's tone (i.e. mixed with white) is quite neutral, very grey.

Cypriot raw umber medium, it maybe surprising given the popular connections with the earth oil colours and Italy, however Cyprus since the nineteenth century has provided the majority of the world's umber. This particular umber is warm and has strong yellow undertones and is completely different from say the Rublev French umbers. The majority is mined in the Troodos mountains on the island, and having been there and not that it in anyway affects the paint, it is a particularly beautiful place!

Rublev Cyprus Raw Umber Medium is a semi-transparent brown with good tinting strength, medium grained and, like most Rublev Oil Colours, brushes "long" in the direction of the brush stroke.

Technical Overview

Single Pigment: Natural Iron-Manganese Oxide
Binder: Linseed Oil
Colour Index: Pigment Brown 7 (77491) (77492) (77499)
Chemical Name: Natural Iron-Manganese Oxide
Chemical Formula: Fe2O3 Mg2O4
ASTM Lightfastness: I
Opacity: Semi-Transparent
Tinting Strength: Good
Drying rate: Average
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