Aureolin (No. 501)

Michael Harding Areolin artist's oil paint

 

 

 

 

Inorganic

Colour Index PY 40
Drying Speed Fast
Opacity Covering Transparent
Tint Power Average
Lightfastness Excellent
Oil Content Linseed Oil, Average
Toxic No
Conforms To ASTM D-4236

 

Aureolin (Cobalt Yellow) is a transparent, straw, ochre like yellow with strange yet rich greenish undertones. It was produced in the 1850’s as an inorganic replacement for the unreliable organic yellow gum known as Gamboge. In glazes and thinned layers it displays a Renaissance-like range of muted gold which over whites can be quite fiery. However, in or over deeper layers, Aureolin exhibits a mustardy, heavier patina. Mixed with PV 23 it can make a most remarkable deep gingery colour.