Lead Tin Yellow Light - 50ml


This is the lighter (tonally) version of Lead Tin yellow, it is high in value. The masstone hue is a light lemon yellow and although it leans to green it is a very slim leaning. Such is the high value, tints are almost irrelevant, it does maintain it's chroma when white is added however the range of tints is quite small. It has a lot of body.

I see this working well to lift the value of mixes without using white and cooling them too much, it is also going to work well on a portrait palette. Apparently though I haven't tried this it makes very lively, vibrant greens when mixed with blue. It has very good covering power, very opaque.

A very important paint historically, found in frescoes from the 13th Century and then used widely throughout the Renaissance, to such a point it became known as the 'yellow of the old masters'.

Technical Overview

Pigment - Lead-Tin Oxide (Lead Stannate)

Opacity - Opaque

Tinting Strength - Medium

Drying Time - Fast 

Customer Reviews

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Nelson Ferreira
Finally available

A wonderful thick pigment, the yellow of the Flemish painters is finally possible to acquire - thanks to Rublev and Supreme Paint. Michael Harding also produces it but I find it too oily and inferior to Rublev's. This paint is wonderfully thick and chromatic. I teach Flemish painting technique and this is the yellow I use for my students to experience the authentic colours used by wonderful painters such as Rogier van der Weyden, the Van Eyck brothers and Hieronymus Bosch!

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