Stil de Grain - 20ml

£26.75

Stil de Grain, a historic paint rarely found today at least in it's genuine form. The pigment is made from unripe buckthorn berries (pictured on the left), in the 17th Century it was strangely known as 'pinke' which is strange because it is yellow. 

Rembrandt, Vermeer and Rubens all used this paint which clearly shows it's value as a paint. It is a brown/yellow in masstone, used more thinly it has an organic yellow hue and it's inherent transparency makes these yellow hues quite luminous which may explain it's use in glazing by the masters named above.

It stands up reasonably well when mixed with white and produces gentle yellow tints, which to me have just walked straight out of a Rembrandt painting, Stil de Grain has been found in the Rembrandt pictured opposite.

From artisanal crop cultivation using organic methods, no chemicals. The colour is expressed in small batches using traditional methods.


Technical Overview

Pigment - NY 13 / Stil de Grain

Opacity - Transparent 

Drying Time - Slow

Binder - Linseed Oil 

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