We’ve expanded our range of Jackson’s Professional Oil Paints with three additional colours, a single pigment warm, strong black, a non-toxic replacement for the historical pigment Emerald Green and a lightfast replacement for the renowned traditional Indigo.
Pigments: PG7 PY3 PW6 PW4
A non-toxic replacement for the traditional Emerald Green, an arsenic-based paint, this Emerald Green is made from phthalo green (blue shade), a dull blue-green pigment, Hansa Yellow Light, which is an intense sunny yellow, and contains both a transparent white and an opaque white.
It is a bright, clean green, popular with plein air painters and reminiscent of works by the Impressionists. It can create transparent, natural greens and strong, opaque ones. The white content means it lightens mixes beautifully and with the greater white pigments along with the blue shade of Phthalo Green forms a soft minty shade when put with lots of mixing white. It has an average drying time and is opaque. The Hansa Yellow means it creates gentle turquoises with colder blues, which are appealing and vibrant, opaque greens of different tones when mixed with other yellows.
A single pigment colour made from one of the oldest blacks, which has been used since prehistoric times. This carbon-based black has warm almost violet undertones and dries to a very matt finish. It is slow drying, semi-opaque and has a high tinting strength.
It can be used to produce warm greys and can be used to desaturate other colours while subtly warming their temperature, as well as reducing their gloss. Its matt finish can be used to flatten work or create greater depth.
Pigments: PB15:3 PBk7 PV19
A lightfast replacement for traditional Indigo, made of Quinacridone rose, Lamp Black and Phthalo blue (green shade). The phthalocyanine blue gives it a strong staining deep blue undertone, while the quinacridone rose adds warmth and a dusky element.
It is a deep blue that when used thickly is almost black and can be thinned or mixed to a light blue. Great for adding depth to shadows or using as a basis to produce nuanced sky mixes or duller greens. It is semi-transparent with average drying time.
Initial Comparison Mixes of Emerald Green, Indigo and Lamp Black
Read our earlier articles about Jackson’s Professional and Artist Oil Colours
- Four New Colours in the Jackson’s Professional Oil Colour Range
- The Secrets of Making Jackson’s Professional Oil Paint
- Thomas Golunski Reviews Jackson’s Artist Oil Paints
- Plein Air Landscape Painting with Jackson’s Artist Oil Paints
- Paul Bell Paints with Jackson’s Artist Oil Colour