Rublev Colours Mica Lead White is a semi-opaque lead white with a small amount of wet ground mica in walnut oil that provides a stiff white, excellent for mixing with colors or for making crisp highlights.
We've created this color for artists today without the additives such as stearates of modern whites. Wet ground mica provides crisp body to the lead white and has a lower refractive index than lead white, making it less opaque and hence well suited for mixing with other colors. Use it to make pale tints of colors without overpowering them and where crisp highlights that do not slump and level out are needed.
Rublev Colours Mica Lead White Artists' Oil
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.
|Color: ||White |
|Binder: ||Walnut Oil |
|Pigment Information |
|Common Name: ||Lead White |
|Colour Index: ||Pigment White 1 (77597) |
|Chemical Name: ||Basic Lead Carbonate |
|Chemical Formula: ||2PbCO3.Pb(OH)2 |
|Common Name: ||Mica |
|Colour Index: ||- |
|Chemical Name: ||Magnesium Silicate |
|Chemical Formula: ||MgSO4 |
|Opacity: ||Semi-Opaque |
|Hiding Power: ||Moderate |
|Drying Rate: ||Moderate |
WARNING: POISONOUS! MAY BE HARMFUL IF SWALLOWED. Contains Basic Lead Carbonate. Avoid ingestion and skin contact. Wear protective clothing and gloves to prevent contact with broken skin. Never use near children or pets. Conforms to ASTM D 4236.
Note: Some separation of pigment and oil may occur in Rublev Colours Artists' Oils and is a natural process when no stabilizers are added to paint to prevent this from occurring.