Rublev Colours Genuine Orpiment Artist Oil is an opaque yellow with very good tinting strength, brushes "long" in the direction of the brush stroke, and is 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.Composition and Permanence
|Notes:||Ground with leaded crystal glass following traditional paint-making practice.|
|Pigment Classification:||Natural inorganic|
|Colour Index:||Pigment Yellow 39|
|Chemical Name:||Arsenic(III) Sulfide|
|ASTM Lightfastness:||Not Rated|
|Permanence:||A - Permanent|
|Safety Information:|| |
DANGER! CONTAINS ARSENIC SULFIDE. HARMFUL IF SWALLOWED . Avoid ingestion and skin contact. Wear protective clothing and gloves to prevent contact with the skin. Never use near children or pets. Conforms to ASTM D 4236.
LABEL WARNING: WARNING! CONTAINS ARSENIC SULFIDE. MAY BE HARMFUL IF INGESTED.
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Some separation of pigment and oil may occur in Rublev Colours Artist Oils and is a natural process when no wax or stabilizers are added to paint to prevent this from occurring.
All images of color swatches on this website are only approximations of the actual color of the oil paint. We have carefully matched the color in these pictures on calibrated color monitors to the actual color. However, your results may vary because of the wide variance in color monitors.
Color Swatch Note: The color swatch was created with a thick application (left side) of color and a tint (right side) made with equal parts of color and titanium white and applied on acrylic primed cotton canvas.
Drawdown Note: The image of the "drawdown" contains a pre-mixed paint film of 6 mils (0.006 inches) thickness applied to a standard test card to examine color consistency, opacity, and other qualities. The drawdowns show the full-color strength (mass tone) on the left and mixed in a 1:2 ratio with titanium white on the right. The bottom area of the drawdowns is scraped to show undertones.
|Mineral Names:||Chinese: ci huang or shi huang (pinyin), tz'u huang or shih huang |
German: Rauschgelb, Operment
Japanese: shiō, kiō, sekiō
|Artificial Pigment Names:||English: king's yellow |
French: juane royal, orpin artificiel
Russian: желтый мышьяк
|Synonyms:||English: arrhenicum, arsenic trisulfide, arsenikon, auripigment, auripigmento, auripigmentum, jalde, operment, oropiment, yellow arsenic |
French: arsenic jaune, arsenic sulfuré jaune
German: Arsenblende, Arsenikon, Auripigment, Gelbe Arsenblende
Greek: Αρρενικόν Αρδενικόν
Latin: arsenicum flavum, auripigmentum