A fascinating paint, a natural earth pigment sourced from Italy and unique to Wallace Seymour
Not technically white but in masstone more like a muted raw sienna, almost straw yellow, very gentle in hue but it has substance to it as well. It is a very gentle tinter, and produces delicate grey, biege tints.
I really like the delicacy of this paint, it is subtle but unlike some earths has good body too, it is perfect for the gentle greying of other colours and mixes and will be useful in both portrait work and landscape. This will be going onto my everyday palette.
Pigment - Natural Earth
Binder - Linseed Oil
Opacity - Semi-Opaque
Drying Time - Fast/Medium
A paint of great subtlety, not strictly a white more like a cool beige. It has handling qualities similar to Calcite, thick in body yet semi- translucent. It modulates other colours. I have found it both useful in landscape and in portrait painting, where it lends a soft, cool transition in shadows.Not an essential pigment, but interesting none the less.