Transparent Oxide Yellow (No. 219)

Michael Harding Transparent Oxide Yellow artists' quality oil paint

 

 

 

 

Inorganic

Colour Index PY 42
Drying Speed Very Fast
Opacity Covering and Tint Power Transparent
Lightfastness Excellent
Oil Content Average, Linseed
Toxic No
Conforms To ASTM D-4236

 

This Iron Oxide has been used as a wood dye and I realized that its capacity to enrich the grain of hardwood made it a wonderful candidate for paint making. It has great warmth with gingery undertones quite different to those seen in the Indian Yellows. Because the pigment particles are very small, it could almost be mistaken for a Lake. It has huge Tint Power which pulls whites and other yellows into a golden, rich Titianesque zone of warm low tones. Try it with Aureolin and the Earths.