Lead White No.1 - Flake White - 50ml

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This is special paint used throughout the history of painting until very recently, many of the great works of art would not have been possible without it's unique qualities, from Titian to Freud.

It is made with flakes (hence flake white) of Lead Carbonate produced by stacking sheets of lead over a strong alkaline substance. These flakes when ground in oil have an irregular particle size leading to greater light refraction and a luminescence which is particular to genuine Flake White. 

After using Titanium white it will take a slight adjustment as it doesn't have the crazy tinting power of Titanium White and it is considerably warmer. It also has the wonderful thick but soft body it is renowned for. This version is ground in Linseed Oil.

As it is lead paint it should be treated with respect, and sensible studio practice should be maintained (don't let it near children, wear gloves, don't eat and use it, don't wipe onto clothes) 

Rublev; "It is an opaque white that is smooth and brushes long in the direction of the brushstroke. The consistency straight out of the tube is creamy, slightly ropey yet retains its shape as you manipulate it while being soft yet sculptural".

Technical Overview

Pigment - PW1

Opacity - Opaque

Binder - Linseed Oil 

Drying TIme - Fast

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