Rublev Colours Vermilion is an intense red found in historical oil painting since the Renaissance. It is opaque, has good tinting strength and fine grained.
Vermilion is the synthetic version of natural cinnabar. Known since ancient times in the natural form it was first synthesized in China and introduced to Europe. Rublev Vermilion Oil Color is made using Chinese vermilion using with the "dry process" and ground in linseed oil without modern additives.
Rublev Colour Artists' Oil: Vermilion
Note: The color swatch was created using a thin tint mixed with an equal part of linseed oil (left), solid thick application (middle), and a solid tint mixed mixed with an equal amount of white (right) applied on acrylic primed canvas. All pictures of color swatches in this web site are only approximations of the actual color of the oil paint. We have 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.
|Single Pigment: ||Mercuric sulfide |
|Binder: ||Linseed Oil |
|Pigment Information |
|Color: ||Red |
|Colour Index: ||Pigment Red 106 |
|Chemical Name: ||Mercuric sulfide |
|Chemical Formula: ||HgS |
|ASTM Lightfastness: ||I |
|Opacity: ||Opaque |
|Tinting Strength: ||Good |
|Drying rate: ||Slow |
Note: Some separation of pigment and oil may occur in Rublev Oil Colours and is a natural process when no stabilizers are added to paint to prevent this from occurring.
LABEL WARNING: MAY BE HARMFUL IF SWALLOWED. Contains Mercuric sulfide. Avoid ingestion and skin contact. Read the MSDS Sheet.