Rublev Colours 16th Century Flesh Tone Palette provides you with the colors used most often by painters in the 15th and 16th centuries to create a wide range of flesh tints. The depiction of Saint Luke painting the Holy Virgin by Niklaus Manuel Deutsch in 1515 is typical of paintings completed in that period showing the painter's palette. The palette carries a range of colors needed to mix various flesh tints: yellow ocher, red ocher, umber and sienna, white, black and green earth. We've assembled these colors to give you the same historical palette typical of painters of the 15th and 16th centuries. These colors can be mixed and used interchangeably with other oil colors.
Rublev Colours Artists' Oil are based on single, natural mineral and historical pigments that give Old Masters-like painting effects in oil. This series features such exotic colors as natural ultramarine (lapis lazuli), azurite, malachite, among many others. The paint is handcrafted and packed in 50 ml tubes -- giving you 33% more color than typical 37 ml tubes.
The 16th Century Flesh Tone Palette includes 8 basic colors used by the old masters of the Renaissance in their paintings. The palette includes one full-sized tube each of the following colors: Green Earth, Yellow Ocher, Red Ocher, Raw Umber, Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna, Vine Black and Lead White.
The 16th Century Flesh Tone Palette includes one 50 ml tube each of:
Colors included in the Rublev Colours 16th Century Flesh Tone Palette
Verona Green Earth is a transparent deep green with blue undertones, medium grained and low tint strength. Our Verona green earth pigment is from basaltic deposits in Brentonico near Santa Cristina (Verona).
Lemon Ocher is a transparent yellow with fair tinting strength, medium grained that makes lemon half tints. Our lemon (ICLES) ocher is from quarries in northern Italy.
Pozzuoli Red is a semi-transparent deep orange red earth with warm undertones, medium grained with good tinting strength and brushes "long" in the direction of the brush stroke. Our red earth comes from quarries in Northern Italy.
Italian Raw Umber Green is an opaque neutral with good tinting strength, medium grained and, like most Rublev Colours Artist Oils, brushes "long" in the direction of the brush stroke. Our Italian Raw Umber Green is from quarries in the Umbria region of Italy.
Cyprus Burnt Umber is an opaque brown with high tinting strength, medium grained and, like most Rublev Colours Artist Oils, brushes "long" in the direction of the brush stroke. Our Burnt Umber is from Cyprus.
French Burnt Sienna is a semi-transparent brown with good tinting strength, fine grained and brushes "long" in the direction of the brush stroke. Our French sienna is from the last remaining European company operating the ocher deposits in the quarries of Gargas and Rustrel nested in a 12 mile long enclave in the heart of the Luberon Mountains, the ocher country.
Lead White is an opaque white that is smooth and brushes long in the direction of the brushstroke. The consistency straight out of the tube is creamy, slightly ropey yet retains its shape as you manipulate it while being soft yet sculptural.
Vine Black is an opaque blue-black with high tinting strength, fine grained and brushes "long." Our vine black is a single pigment color made of calcined vine cuttings from Germany.
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.
We may substitute colors that are out of stock or unavailable at the time of your order with similar hues of equal or greater value.
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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