An Iron Oxide processed to such a small pigment particle size that it shows almost lake-like characteristics. Excellent tint power which produces wonderful results in mixes with yellows and in making flesh tints . It can also give gravity to mid-red tones.
It also makes fantastic rich, warm blacks and dark tones when mixed with greens, it can hold its own against something like a permanent green. It is a very functional and useful colour.
Personally I find it extremely useful when mixed with Ultramarine blue for creating warm/cool greys depending on the balance of the colours.
Pigment PR 101.
Very Fast Drying. Transparent. Excellent lightfastness rating. Average Oil Content.
This is a great versatile colour, mixed with a small amount of viridian makes a perfect colour to tone my boards/ canvases. It’s a all round favourite of mine
Just taken my delivery of M Harding pain out of COROVID19 quarantine - neatly and well packaged ensured that the tubes arrived in perfect condition - looking forward to using them, many thanks guys!
Excellent speedy service. Will order again. Many thanks.
I confess I sometimes find Michael Harding's colours a bit too runny for my liking. But there are some colours made by him that are arguably the best produced nowadays as an oil paint. I think this transparent red oxide is such a colour, as well as his ultramarine, magenta, permanent orange, naples yellow light etc. A gorgeous rusty warm shade with the perfect balance between pigment and oil.