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Note on making oil colours. Every pigment requires a different volume of oil to bring it to the desired consistency. This varies enormously so that a pigment like Alizarin, for instance, requires almost twice as much oil by volume as White Lead. In practice, therefore, it is advisable to avoid fast-drying colours in high oil content such as Umbers, Siennas and Cobalt Blues in underpainting unless they are applied thinly or in tints reduced with white. Toxicity Ratings: The Classifications used are based on those intended for guidance of artists’ colour manufacturers where large quantities might be involved. The risk for an artist using small amounts of colour is therefore comparatively small. Dust masks, however, should be worn. Code: A - Non-hazardous. B - Relatively harmless. C - Very low toxic hazard – some precaution necessary. D - Defined physiological hazard – appropriate precautions necessary.

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  1. Alizarin Crimson Pigment

    Alizarin Crimson Pigment

    Starting at: £4.50

    Alizarin Crimson Pigment (PR83). Synthetic organic pigment, chemically identical to natural madder pigment.. Transparent - good glazing colour. Strong tinting strength. Moderately durable Lightfastness, but can fade against white grounds. High oil absorption with slow drying rate. Suitable for oil, egg tempera, acrylic and watercolour. Requires wetting agent. Used since end of the 19th Century. Toxicity A/B. Learn More
  2. Cadmium Red Pigment

    Cadmium Red Pigment

    Starting at: £6.30

    Cadmium Red Pigment (PR108). Synthetic Inorganic pigment (Cadmium Sulphoselenide). Opaque. Good tinting strength. Excellent Lightfastness. Low oil absorption with slow drying rate. Suitable for all media except exterior. Used since early 20th Century. Toxicity B/C. Learn More
  3. Cadmium Vermilion Pigment

    Cadmium Vermilion Pigment

    Starting at: £7.50

    Cadmium Vermilion Pigment (PR108). Synthetic Inorganic pigment (Cadmium Sulphoselenide). Opaque. Good tinting strength. Excellent Lightfastness. Low oil absorption with slow drying rate. Suitable for all media except exterior. Used since early 20th Century. Toxicity B/C. Learn More
  4. Lead Red Pigment (Minium)

    Lead Red Pigment (Minium)

    Starting at: £4.50

    Lead Red Pigment (PR105). Inorganic pigment. Red Tetroxide of Lead made by heating either Lead White or Litharge pigment Opaque. Good tinting strength. Moderately durable Lightfastness, darkens in oil. Fast drying rate. Not very stable in any media, particularly water-based binders.Used as a red pigment since ancient Rome, where it was prepared by calcination of white lead. Toxicity D. Learn More
  5. Potters Pink Pigment

    Potters Pink Pigment

    Starting at: £7.30

    Potters Pink Pigment (PR233). Synthetic Inorganic pigment. Roasted Chromium and tin oxides. Opaque. Weak tinting strength. Good Lightfastness. Suitable for watercolours, ceramics, casein and lime fresco. Used since late 18th Century. Toxicity A. Learn More
  6. Ultramarine Pink Pigment

    Ultramarine Pink Pigment

    Starting at: £8.00

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  7. Quinacridone Magenta Pigment

    Quinacridone Magenta Pigment

    Starting at: £5.50

    Quinacridone Magenta Pigment (PR122). Organic pigment. Very transparent. High tinting strength. Excellent Lightfastness. High oil absorption with slow drying rate. Requires wetting agent. Suitable for all media. Developed in the 1950's. Toxicity A/B. Learn More
  8. Quinacridone Red Pigment

    Quinacridone Red Pigment

    Starting at: £5.50

    Quinacridone Red Pigment (PV19). Organic pigment. Very transparent. High tinting strength. Excellent Lightfastness. High oil absorption with slow drying rate. Requires wetting agent. Suitable for all media. Developed in the 1950's. Toxicity A/B. Learn More
  9. Quinacridone Scarlet Pigment

    Quinacridone Scarlet Pigment

    Starting at: £6.30

    Quinacridone Scarlet Pigment (PR209). Organic pigment. Very transparent. High tinting strength. Excellent Lightfastness. High oil absorption with slow drying rate. Requires wetting agent. Suitable for all media. Developed in the 1950's. Toxicity A/B. Learn More
  10. Vermilion Imitation Pigment

    Vermilion Imitation Pigment

    Starting at: £7.00

    Vermilion Imitation Pigment (PR4, PY1, PW21). Organic pigment. Mixture of Studio Red, Hansa Yellow (Azo) and Blanc Fixe. Semi-transparent. Good tinting strength. Good Lightfastness, but prone to fading when mixed strongly with white . Slow drying rate. Requires wetting agent. Suitable for all media. Used since early 20th Century. Toxicity A. Learn More

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