It sounds like a cross between a terrible disease and a criminal offence, but it is actually a very interesting and rare earth colour,we will leave it to Rublev to explain more;
"Violet Hematite is a deep reddish purple hue that tints toward subtle violets when mixed with white. It is useful in flesh tints, shadows and its purple bias makes good grays. Rublev Violet Hematite is formulated using pure natural ground hematite that is absolutely permanent and very opaque. This beautiful earthy red violet is cooler than other red iron oxide earths, such as Venetian red or Sartorius red.
Every pigment is capable of yielding two distinct hues according to whether it is painted transparently or solidly mixed with white. The effect of using Violet Hematite painted thinly transparent and in solid color extends the range of hues accessible with it. Try rubbing a little Violet Hematite on a white surface, mixed with oil or a painting medium, sufficiently thinned to show the white surface through it. You get a purple lake hue. Now take the same color and mix a little white paint with it and paint it solidly across the thin paint. It is quite a different color. The shift is more dramatic in Violet Hematite than in many other colors. The explanation for these color differences was observed by Harold Speed (1987), "All colors are made warmer when painted over light grounds transparently, and all colors are made colder when mixed with white."
Violet Hematite is ground in linseed oil without the use of any stearates or other additives that affect the behavior of the pigment in oil. The pale linseed oil used to make this color is well aged and refined to provide higher levels of reactivity and oxidation than raw oil. The consistency is a smooth, thick, rich color that brushes long" yet holds its shape remarkably well. When the color is brushed out it readily flows with the brush, but when the brush is lifted it remains in place, staying put."
|Colour Index:||Pigment Red 102 (77491)|
|Chemical Name:||Natural Iron Oxide|
|Drying rate:||Above Average|