CI Name: NBr8, PBr7
Pigment Name: Bituminous Earth, Natural Iron Oxide containing Manganese
French Cassel Earth, NB8, bituminous earth also goes by the names Cologne Earth or Van Dyke Brown. In comparison to our Van Dyke Brown, our French Cassel Earth is much less a violet warm brown and has a unique cool quality that brings it closer to black than brown. It does appear similar to asphaltum or bitumen in that it appears black with brown undertones. The texture and sheen of French Cassel Earth is both dry and tarlike at the same time. Cassel Earth is a naturally slow drier and tints to a warm and subtle gray. It is not a strong mixer but does impart a warm glow when used in place of black. Only moderate in lightfastness, we recommend a final, UV protective varnish for maximum durability.
Each colour is ground to enhance the beauty and luminosity specific to that particular pigment. Some colours will feel slightly gritty; others extremely smooth. Pigments are ground in pure, premium, alkali-refined and PH- balanced linseed oil and made in batches no larger than five gallons at a time. This provides total control over the product, much like the late nineteenth-century French colour makers. All the materials are hand measured, and every ounce of paint is scrutinized. The paint is packed in 37 ml and 150 ml non-reactive aluminum tubes. Larger quantities of paint are packed in aluminium cans using only the purest materials.
|To use with||Oil|
|Size : ml||37 ml|