CI Name: PR102
Pigment Name: Natural Red Iron Oxide
Lightfastness: ASTM I - Excellent
French Rouge Indien, PR102, is natural red iron oxide that falls in between Mars Red Light and Italian Rosso Veneto. The rarity of a natural indian red makes it unique in comparison to synthetic counterparts made elsewhere. The attractiveness of utilizing natural pigments is the individuality and uniqueness that only that colour can possess because it is as authentic as the region that it is a part of. It has a satin sheen with a fine to medium grind and is very opaque. It does not create a strong or a weak tint but falls in the middle in strength. Its tint is a dusty orange pink but not dull or dirty. French Rouge Indien mixes clean and is a very bright and full ruddy colour. Like many of the other earth colours, it lends itself well to portrait and landscape palettes.
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|