Made from magnetite ore sourced from the quarries in the heart of the Luberon Massif in France.
Deep black, strong tinting strength so lots of steps available from deep black to light grey. It has a fairly neutral temperature, and it paints 'long' meaning it will brush out with a sable bush with no medium added.
This black is going to have a natural affinity with earths.
Also being earth based there is less greasiness, which I am sure you will appreciate if you have ever used a generic carbon black sliding all over the place.
Pigment - PB11
Opacity - Opaque
Tinting Stength - High
Binder - Linseed Oil
Currently using this for some grisaille work. A lovely texture to work with and easily provides me with every value I need using just a small amount. Wonderful.
The consistency of this black is almost tar like & is the best black I've used. Adding a few drops of walnut oil or a little Oleogel makes it easier to handle & a pleasure to use. This natural black like most of the earth colours dries fairly quickly which is a distinct advantage if you're impatient & like to paint in layers. It dries to a mat finish but a glaze using Oleogel will add depth & gloss. A very special tube of paint!