Special Order: This color is handmade in small batches. Please place a backorder. Once we receive enough backorders we will hand grind a batch.
Rublev Colours Natural Orpiment is an opaque yellow with very good tinting strength, brushes "long" in the direction of the brush stroke, and medium to large grained. Our orpiment is from natural mineral deposits in Asia, which is said to be more permanent and lightfast than the artificial yellow arsenic sulfide, known as King's Yellow.
Rublev Colours Artists' Oils: Orpiment Note: Colors swatches are shown in mass tone, straight from the tube, on the left, and mixed with an equal amount of white on the right. All pictures of color swatches in this web site are only approximations of the actual color of the oil paint. We taken every care to match the color in these pictures on calibrated color monitors to the actual color. However, because of the wide variance in color monitors the results you get may vary.
Common Names (Mineral):
Chinese: ci huang or shi huanfg, tz`u huang or shih huang English: orpiment French: orpiment German: Rauschgelb, Operment Italian: orpimento Japanese: shiō, kiō, sekiō Russian: аурипигмент Spanish: oropimente
Note: Some separation of pigment and oil may occur in Rublev Colours Artists' Oils and is a natural process when no wax or stabilizers are added to paint to prevent this from occurring.
LABEL WARNING: WARNING! CONTAINS ARSENIC SULFIDE. MAY BE HARMFUL IF INGESTED.
Single Pigment: Natural Arsenic Sulfide Binder: Linseed Oil Color: Yellow Color Index: Pigment Yellow 39 Chemical Name: Arsenic Sulfide ASTM Lightfastness Rating: Not rated Opacity: Opaque Tinting Strength: High Drying Rate: Average
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