Inorganic yellow which produces a very fine glaze effect; the tone is roughly similar to a brilliant yellow ochre or a very yellow Sienna.
Pigment: Hydrated iron oxide
CI number: PY 42
On the basis of many years of scientific experience in the field of artists' colours, Schmincke continues to use a broad and diverse scope of artists' oils, which it combines with the most suitable natural dammar resin from Palembang, Indonesia. The amount of dammar resin which is added in colloidal solution depends on the oil requirements of the pigment concerned. The use of different variants of linseed oil purified by means of highly sophisticated processes also predominates in the Mussini artists' resin-oil-colours.
The microscopic evaporation pores enable oxygen to penetrate more effectively into the inner layers, thus providing for more even drying of the surface and inner layers. This, in turn, reduces the danger of wrinkling and surface tension during the drying process.