Spinel now there is a word that makes me feel uncomfortable, not sure why!? A spinel is a naturally occurring gemstone (see picture opposite) and can be found in a wide variety of colours.
The hue of this paint is almost primary yellow with a slight leaning towards green. Applied thickly it's masstone can look like mustardy yellow however when applied in a thinner manner it looks more like a process/primary yellow.
It's tints with white head towards the lemon yellows and are very beautiful I can see a place for this in landscape painting.
Being a gentle tinter it would be good for lifting light mixes without overpowering them with yellowness, always good as lifting mixes with white generally leads to chalkiness particularly with titanium white. It reminds me of a higher chroma Nickel Yellow in this respect.
A rare and fascinating paint and it is placed in Wallace Seymour's bespoke range and I can't find it anywhere else.
Pigment - PY159
Opacity - Semi-Transparent
Binder - Linseed Oil
I ordered several colors of the Wallace Seymour paints. They are all absolutely lovely to work with, but this one stands out a bit more than the rest. Super fast shipping. A big plus for me was also that the order was packed without unnecessary plastic. Thank you!
I have ordered several times via the Supreme paint company and have never been disappointed. The Spinel Yellow is also a very special color, these colours have true character.