£25.46 £20.37PR 177 Anthranaquinone. Slow Drying. Transparent. Good Lightfastness. High Linseed Oil Content.
Alizarin Claret has a lighter tone than that of Alizarin Crimson with greater resistance to UV light. Perfect for portraitures, landscapes and non-figurative works due to its versatility and beauty.
£25.46 £20.37PR 83. Slow Drying. Transparent. Good Lightfastness. High Oil Content.
This paints clarity and subtly beautiful bluish undertones are unique, and, since its introduction, portraitists have greatly prized its range of cool, rather smoky hues, so well suited for rendering facial flesh.
£17.82 £14.25PW4, PW6 & PR209. Average Drying. Opaque. Excellent Lightfastness. Low Oil Content.
A cheeky, fruity luminous pink, which has intense presence notwithstanding the Zinc White constituent. Used by some painters in flesh passages.
£48.37 £38.69PO 20. Fast Drying. Opaque. Excellent Lightfastness. Low Oil Content.
A strong, in-your-face deep orange that has high tint power and opacity, yielding surprisingly pinky hues in mixes with Titanium Whites.
£48.37 £38.69PR 108. Fast Drying. Opaque. Excellent Lightfastness. Low Oil Content.
A cooler, plummier red in the Cadmium range which yields maroon hues and which can be used to make heavy, greenish blacks when added to the Phthalocyanine Green Lakes, to which it is approximately complimentary.
£48.37 £38.69PR108. Fast Drying. Opaque. Excellent Lightfastness. Low Oil Content.
The deepest of the Cadmium range, this red has distinct bluish undertones which become very salient in some very purplish hues.
£48.37 £38.69PR 108. Fast Drying. Opaque. Excellent Lightfastness. Low Oil content.
A crisp, zingy red with the usual Cadmium characteristics, high tint power and opacity, and which can present warm, almost fiery hues when mixed with a more transparent White, such as Zinc.
£40.74 £32.59PR 149 Average Drying. Transparent. Excellent Lightfastness. High Oil Content. Average Tint Power
This is an organic lake which has to be used thinly, or at least with regard to its very high oil content, which forms a slick surface when dry. A very fast drier, makes a great range of strawberry pinks.
PR 106. Average Drying. Very Opaque. Excellent Lightfastness. Very Low Oil Content. TOXIC.
Genuine Chinese Vermilion offers a tawny, even slightly fiery, deep red cannot be reproduced by other substitutes. As far as weight, colorific density and price go, it is in a class of its own. If you wish to explore a deceptively mild range of deep warm mixes with earths, as well as some subtle high hues, then this is an expense worth bearing.
Mercury compounds are to be treated with caution particularly in circumstances where children could come into contact with them.
£25.46 £20.37PR 122. Average Drying. Transparent. Excellent Lightfastness. High Oil Content.
Quinacridone Y, a very lightfast organic pigment, with strong bluish overtones which shine through if it is used as a glaze. When made into hues it presents a wonderful range of decadent, strong cool pinks which evoke rich satins. When added 50/50 to Ultramarine the results are a spectacular range of violets, which, when hued themselves, have an almost stain-glass quality. In mixes with yellow lakes the results are ranges of diaphanous, ambivalent pinks marvellous in certain flesh painting.
£25.46 £20.37PR 188. Average Drying. Semi-Opaque. Excellent Lightfastness. High Oil Content.
A well-established organic pigment, Naphthol Red HF3S, which can be used transparently or opaquely according to choice. In unmixed state it is a pure and slightly fiery red with high tint power, and a range of yellowy-orange undertones, which become very noticeable in hues, which produce much brighter and warmer pinks than are attainable with the Cadmium Reds. When mixed with Zinc White these can appear almost fluorescent.
£17.82 £14.25PO 73. Average Drying. Semi Opaque. Excellent Lightfastness. High Oil Content. High Tint Power.
This is a powerful, organic, fruity red-orange that has excellent lightfastness.
£25.46 £20.37PV 19. Average Drying. Transparent. Excellent Lightfastness. High Oil Content.
An absolutely beautiful warm red with a very unique nature when mixed with or glazed over whites it produces a truly shocking shade of pink.
Colour index number Nr 9. Average speed drying, and non-toxic, high oil content.
Rose Madder is a traditional lake pigment, extracted from the common madder plant Rubia Tinctorum. The Egyptians are credited with developing several techniques to produce a lake pigment. During the 17th century British army red coats were made with a shade of madder! This is the lovely claret colour favoured for portraits throughout time.
£17.82 £14.25PR 170. Average Drying. Semi-Opaque. Excellent Lightfastness. High oil Content.
An organic red, Naphthol Red F5RK, which though a lake dye, has a strength appropriate to a granular pigment. It is a strong, slightly bluish red which in small additions can noticeably cut through mixes to yield low, smouldering scarlet undertones. Its hues are strong and cool, almost lipsticky.