Venetian Red - 50ml


A frequent constituent of Italian renaissance paintings, it used to be known as Sinopia. Very useful in portraiture and historically it was mixed with a lime based white for this purpose.

This particular hard to find Venetian Red is a transparent deep red earth with pink undertones, medium grained with good tinting strength and brushes "long" in the direction of the brush stroke, it comes from quarries in Northern Italy.

Red iron oxide or ferric oxide is the principle coloring agent in Venetian red. This color is based on the natural mineral hematite associated with varying proportions of other minerals such as clay, chalk and silica.

 Technical Overview

Opacity:   Semi-Transparent
Tinting Strength: Moderate
Drying rate: Above Average


Single Pigment:


Natural Iron Oxide


Linseed Oil

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