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Violet Hematite 130ml

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Violet Hematite 130ml
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Rublev Colours Violet Hematite is a deep reddish purple hue that tints toward subtle violets when mixed with white. It is useful in flesh tints, shadows and its purple bias makes good grays. Rublev Colours Violet Hematite is formulated using pure natural ground hematite (Colour Index Name Pigment Red 102) that is absolutely permanent and very opaque. This beautiful earthy red violet is cooler than other red iron oxide earths, such as Venetian red or Sartorius red.

Every pigment is capable of yielding two distinct hues according to whether it is painted transparently or solidly mixed with white. The effect of using Violet Hematite painted thinly transparent and in solid color extends the range of hues accessible with it. Try rubbing a little Violet Hematite on a white surface, mixed with oil or a painting medium, sufficiently thinned to show the white surface through it. You get a purple lake hue. Now take the same color and mix a little white paint with it and paint it solidly across the thin paint. It is quite a different color. The shift is more dramatic in Violet Hematite than in many other colors. The explanation for these color differences was observed by Harold Speed (1987), �All colors are made warmer when painted over light grounds transparently, and all colors are made colder when mixed with white.�

Rublev Colours Violet Hematite is ground in linseed oil without the use of any stearates or other additives that affect the behavior of the pigment in oil. The pale linseed oil used to make this color is well aged and refined to provide higher levels of reactivity and oxidation than raw oil. The consistency is a smooth, thick, rich color that brushes �long� yet holds its shape remarkably well. When the color is brushed out it readily flows with the brush, but when the brush is lifted it remains in place, staying put.

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Rublev Colours Artists' Oil: Violet Hematite
Rublev Colours Artists' Oil: Violet Hematite
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 titanium dioxide (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 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.

Color Names
Common Names: English: hematite, red iron oxide
French: oxyde rouge
German: Oxid rot
Italian: rosso ossido
Portuguese: vermelho �xido
Spanish: rojo �xido
Alternate Names: Mars violet is the name given to the artificial substitute of natural violet red iron oxide.

Color Information
Single Pigment: Hematite
Binder: Linseed Oil
Pigment Information
Color: Purplish Red
Colour Index: Pigment Red 102 (77491)
Chemical Name: Natural Iron Oxide
Chemical Formula: Fe2O3
ASTM Lightfastness: I
Opacity: Opaque
Tinting Strength: High
Drying rate: Above Average

Note: Some separation of pigment and oil may occur in Rublev Colours Artists' Oil and is a natural process when no wax or stabilizers are added to paint to prevent this from occurring.


Single Pigment: Hematite
Binder: Linseed Oil
Color: Purplish Red
Color Index: Pigment Red 102 (77491)
Chemical Name: Natural Iron Oxide
ASTM Lightfastness Rating: I
Opacity: Opaque
Tinting Strength: High
Drying Rate: Above Average

Natural Pigments

Natural Pigments is a limited liability company based in Willits, California. We manufacture and distribute rare and hard-to-find materials for fine artists and decorators. We specialize in supplying artists' materials that were used in historical painting since pre-historic times up to and including the nineteenth century.

We constantly search for materials and products of the finest quality so that we can bring them direct to you from the source. To do so, we travel the world to find materials specifically for use by professional artists and decorators. We obtain minerals from mines in Afghanistan, Chile, Russia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan, to name a few places, processing these into natural pigments. We purchase resins, gums and plants from India, Kenya and Malaysia to make natural varnishes and painting mediums.

Our mission is to provide the largest variety of natural pigments, paints and other professional artists' supplies, enabling us to bring you a selection that makes shopping for rare and hard-to-find art materials easy. Our objective is to promote the education and use of these materials among artists by providing detailed information for their employment in encaustic, fresco, oil, watercolor and tempera painting.
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Violet Hematite 130 ml
Natural Pigments Violet Hematite 130 ml: Single Pigment: Hematite; Binder: Linseed Oil; Color: Purplish Red; Color Index: Pigment Red 102 (77491); Chemical Name: Natural Iron Oxide; Opacity: Opaque

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