CI Name: PY43
Pigment Name: Natural Hydrated Iron Oxide
Lightfastness: ASTM I - Excellent
French Light Sienna, PY43, natural hydrated iron oxide, is a satiny greenish sienna. In comparing French Light Sienna to the Williamsburg palette of earth colours it shows itself as very unique. It fits nicely in between the earthy greens and the warmer earth colours that have a greenish tint although it is a far departure from the colours most similar to it. It appears to occupy a space somewhere between Bohemian Green Earth and Brown Ochre. Its burnt olive colour is straight out of the garment racks of a second hand army navy surplus store and it's tint is the colour of cool sand untouched by the light of the sun.
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|