Mica Lead White - 50ml

£22.95

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Lead white, lead carbonate bound in walnut oil, with the addition of mica, which takes the slickness away.

Rublev Mica Lead White is a semi-opaque lead white with a small amount of wet ground mica in walnut oil that provides a stiff white, excellent for mixing with colours or for making crisp highlights.

Wet ground mica provides crisp body to the lead white and has a lower refractive index than lead white, making it less opaque and hence well suited for mixing with other colours. Use it to make pale tints of colours without overpowering them and where crisp highlights that do not slump and level out are needed.

If you have never used any lead white it is a very different experience to using for example titanium white, and the paint has a luminosity which draws serious painters back to it, and to which it has no rival. However it is lead paint and 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).

Technical Overview

Common Name: Lead White
Colour Index: Pigment White 1 (77597)
Chemical Name: Basic Lead Carbonate
Chemical Formula: 2PbCO3.Pb(OH)2
Opacity: Semi-Opaque
Hiding Power: Moderate
Drying Rate: Moderate

 

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