Mars yellow essentially is a synthetic yellow ochre developed in the 1920's on the late side of the boom in synthetic pigments and dyes. Like its natural cousin it is a mix of iron oxides, however these particular ones are created synthetically.The colour is dictated by the amount of heat and moisture used in the process.
The result is a very clean, concentrated, opaque, earthy yellow. It is the consistency in colour and texture which really appeals. It is quite cool in temperature.
Opaque, tint strength medium, drying fast, excellent lightfastness, poppyseed oil