A very gentle paint. In masstone not disimilar to most yellow ochres.
Thin in handling, it is when you add white you really see where this is going to be of use, it creates almost pure grey tints with just a hint of yellow leaning warmth. For those demanding great subtlety in their colour mixing, this could prove useful, particularly in portraiture.
These are really delightful tints - albeit a limited range with the low tint power.
Sourced from the ochre deposits in the French quarries of Gargas and Rustrel nestled in a 12 mile long enclave in the heart of Luberon Massif, France. The pigment is mainly the natural mineral goethite with varying proportions of other minerals, such as clay, chalk, and quartz.
Pigment - PY43
Vehicle - Linseed Oil
Opacity - Semi-Transparent
Tint Power - Low