Vert Olive - 35ml


An earthy, warm, yellow-green, the yellow oxide mixes perfectly with chromium green to create this hue. It subtlely warms the somewhat cool chromium green.

Interestingly chromium green was a pigment used in US currency printing however I prefer the link in the name to the humble olive, rather than arguably the most destructive piece of paper ever created.

Rich in masstone, with a lovely shifting yellow green hue. It's tint power is middling and it produces really cracking greyish, green tints.

Good one for the landscape painters, it's going straight into my plein aire box.

Technical Overview

Pigment - PG17, PY42

Vehicle - Linseed Oil

Opacity - Opaque


Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Enion Salt.
Wonderful hue.

I’m a big fan of Olive green which when I first started painting with oils was one of my three favourite colours. The other two were Yellow ochre & Burnt Sienna.
This olive green is more delicate than the W&N version I was using before & I prefer it for this reason & it’s a very pleasing calming colour to look at & has already enhanced a painting I completed recently. I’m a big fan of Schaal’s paints & would certainly place them a very close second to Rublev with the Earths I’ve tried. I think when you get to the high quality level that James sells then it’s going to be very subjective which is your favourite brand, I can see this as others number one. Highly recommended.

Karim Smith

Vert Olive has a gorgeous delicate soft green hue that could be applied to any genre of painting. Highly recommended! Am a great fan of Schaal's oil paint anyway. The order was packed effectively and swiftly delivered; the usual excellent service by James at Supreme Paint.

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