Rembrandt Oil Colour Chart
The range of Rembrandt oil colours consists of 120 colours with a balanced distribution across over the various colour areas and a good balance between opaque and transparent colours.
- Extra fine quality
- Highest degree of lightfastness
- Very pure and intense colours
- Optimal colour strength with very high pigment concentration
- The complete range consists of 120 colours
A number of colours are explained below:
ZINC AND TITANIUM WHITE BASED ON SAFFLOWER OIL
Zinc white 117 and titanium white 118 are linseed oil based, the other whites are based on safflower oil. Linseed oil produces a strong film but does yellow somewhat in time. safflower oil produces a film with other properties but shows virtually no yellowing. White based on safflower oil in a layered buildup of a painting, whereby it forms an underlayer for colours based on linseed oil, can produce a less durable result. it is therefore recommended to limit the use of white paint based on safflower oil to the final phase of the painting.
A highly transparent white based on transparent titanium white pigment. for applying white glazing layers or making other glazing colours lighter.
TRANSPARENT YELLOW AND RED
Completely transparent colours that are, moreover, very pure.
REAL CADMIUM COLOURS
Durable colours, traditionally used for their high degree of lightfastness and opacity.
PERMANENT YELLOW AND RED
Highly lightfast, semi-opaque alternatives for the traditional cadmium colours
Originally, madders are moderately lightfast. in the rembrandt oil colours range the traditional ‘lacquered pigments’ have been replaced by modern and exceedingly stable real pigments.
REAL COBALT COLOURS
A series of very reliable and exclusive cobalt colours in many shades of blue, violet and green.
TRANSPARENT IRON OXIDES
A series of extremely transparent and durable ‘earth colours’.
A series of stable metallic colours based on ‘iriodine’ pigments. in contrast to the use of, for example, copper and zinc powder to imitate gold and silver, respectively, iriodine pigment does not oxidize when exposed to the air. in the course of time no change of colour will take place.
Special mixing colour with a pearlescent sheen based on iriodine pigment. Combined with transparent colours, it produces a whole range of pearlescent shades. these show best on a deep coloured ground.