£11.23 £8.42PBk 9. Average Drying. Semi-Opaque. Excellent Lightfastness. High oil Content.
An impure amorphous Carbon in Calcium Phosphate, Ivory Black is no longer made from burning ivory scraps, but from charred animal bones. It is denser in shade and cooler than Lamp Black with stronger tint power. The most frequently used black in the range.
£11.23 £8.42PBk 6. Average drying. Opaque. Excellent Lightfastness. High Oil Content
So named because it was originally derived from the soot of oil lamps, this is pure Carbon, and probably the first pigment our ancestors ever used to decorate their caves. A soft, slightly warm shade of black whose lean surface gives it a greyish aspect. Probably not the best choice for unmixed underpainting on account of its tendency to move whilst drying, but this can be remedied with the addition of good drying Earths.
£11.23 £8.42PBk 9 & PB 29 & PY 42. Average Drying. Semi-Opaque. Excellent Lightfastness. High Oil Content.
A blend of Ivory Black, Ultramarine and Iron Oxide Yellow, which gives a markedly cool black substitute. The blue undertones are similar to but much milder than those of Prussian Blue. Some painters prefer this blend for its restrained tint power, and use it in cool reflex tones in flesh painting.
A fast dryer PBk 11
A useful alternative to the existing blacks with a cool almost slightly yellow undertone when thinned.