Rublev Colours French Red Ocher is bluish red with above average tinting strength. It is opaque, fine grained, goes on smoothly and brushes "long" in the direction of the brush stroke.
French Red Ocher is a single pigment color made of natural iron oxide mineral from the last remaining European company operating the ochre deposits in the French quarries of Gargas and Rustrel nestled in a 12 mile long enclave in the heart of the Luberon Massif, the ocher country.
Red iron oxide or ferric oxide is the principle coloring agent in red ochers. This color is based on the natural mineral hematite associated with varying proportions of others mineral such as alumina, calcium carbonate and silica. They differ from other ochers in that they do not contain water. In other words, the iron to which they owe their color is iron oxide not hydrated iron oxide.
Natural red ochers are opaque, absolutely permanent and have good covering power. They are strong absorbers of ultraviolet light.
Rublev Colours Artists Oil: French Red Ocher
Note: Colors swatches are shown in mass tone, straight from the tube, on the left, and mixed with an equal amount of titanium 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: ||English: red ochre |
French: ocre rouge
German: Ocker rot
Italian: ocra rosso
Russian: охра красная
Spanish: ocre rojo
|Single Pigment: ||Natural Iron Oxide |
|Binder: ||Linseed Oil |
|Pigment Information |
|Color: ||Red |
|Colour Index: ||Pigment Red 102 (77491) |
|Chemical Name: ||Natural Iron Oxide |
|Chemical Formula: ||Fe2O3 |
|ASTM Lightfastness: ||I |
|Opacity: ||High |
|Tinting Strength: ||High |
|Drying rate: ||Average |
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.