£10.80 £8.10PY3 & PG7. Average Drying. Transparent. Very Good Lightfastness. High Oil Content.
This blend of the organic pigments Arylide Yellow and Phthalo Green to fill the gap previously occupied by the Lead Chromate Greens, long discontinued by manufacturers because of their tendencies to darken or react with other paints. This paint differs from them not only in being a permanent Lake, but also in sheer power. A fruity, shouty, tropical green with exotic undertones, it almost fluoresces on its own, and cuts right into mixes to reveal light sappy yellows.
£45.60 £34.20PG19. Average Drying. Semi-Opaque. Excellent Lightfastness. Average Oil Content.
An unintense blue green which nevertheless is valuable in influencing low hues and blacks. Little tint power in higher keyed mixes, but has been described as the one colour that captures the foliage of English landscape.
£16.80 £12.60PY3 & PG7 & PW4 & PW6. Average Drying. Opaque. Excellent Lightfastness. Low Oil Content.
A blend of organic lake colours ( Arylide yellow and Phthalo Green) with the two whites to give a safe and permanent substitute for the original Emerald Green.
Colour index number Pbr 7. It is a natural earth from Italy. Italian Green Umber dries very quickly.
The romantic, earthy colour is ground in linseed oil. It is an inorganic pigment especially chosen for its deep green warm semitransparent undertone. It is ideal for Plein Air painters to create rich earthy greens for their landscapes. Portrait artists will appreciate the paints’ ability to help an artist achieve many effects, for example shadows. The handling of the oil paint is smooth and consistent.
PY3 & PG36 & PW4 & PW6. Average Drying. Opaque. Excellent Lightfastness. Low Oil Content.
Permanent or “ Victoria” Green was the generic name given by 19th century English Manufacturers to a mid green, slightly bluish in undertones, made from a variety of blends. This paint combines Arylide Yellow and Yellow Shade Phthalo Green to give a very rich, earthy hue in Zinc and Titanium Whites. Much stronger than Terre Verte, it sometimes fulfils the same role in providing reflex tones for portraiture and figure painting.
£16.80 £12.60PG7 & PBr7. Fast Drying. Semi-Opaque. Excellent Lightfastness. High Oil Content.
Sap Green is a generic name for a rich deep green.
£16.80 £12.60PG7. Fast Drying. Transparent. Excellent Lightfastness. High Oil Content.
Polychloro Copper Phthalocyanine probably ties with Phthalo Blue as the strongest pigment in the range. Add it with great care! Ferocious acidy blue-green hues and blue undertones which come to prominence in mixes with yellows. In common with the Blue it displays, on drying and when used virtually unmixed, a certain tendency to show surface bronzing.
£16.80 £12.60PG36. Fast Drying. Transparent. Excellent Lightfastness. High Oil Content.
A variant of the Phthalo Green compound with a greater range of gingery yellow undertones which are immediately apparent in hues. This is due to increased numbers of Chlorine and Bromine atoms. The tint power is less than that of straight Phthalo Green but the range of clean, beautiful, pine greens obtainable from it is quite unique.
£10.80 £8.10PG23. Fast Drying. Transparent. Excellent Drying. Average Oil Content.
Green Earth, a complex of Ferrous Silicates in Aluminium and Magnesium clays, is one of the few naturally-occurring inorganic pigments still to be offered by colourmen. It has a very soft texture with very low tint power, beloved of portraitists who use it as a glaze over Alizarin Crimson hues. Some makers add other pigments in order to give it a spuriously enhanced tint power which annuls these qualities Michael Harding does not.
£45.60 £34.20PG18. Very Fast Drying. Semi-Opaque. Excellent Lightfastness. High Oil Content.
This fast drier is a valued support colour used for influencing greys in underpainting. The vivid blue undertones apparent in thin layers are soon eclipsed in thicker applications. Landscapists and some portraitists still prefer it to the more brutal power of the Phthalo Greens. When combined with reds an interesting range of blue-greys results.