Rublev Colours Purple Ocher is manufactured from iron oxide earth deposits containing augite porphyry from the Lori province of Armenia.
It harmonizes perfectly with other earth colors of Rublev Colours Artist Oils, and is impossible to reproduce by mixing other colors. Purple Ocher has a deep red masstone and subdued purple tints that is workable paste color ground in linseed oil with a moderate to low oil content and long, slightly thixotropic body. Being an iron oxide it is absolutely lightfast and is compatible with almost all other pigments on the palette.
Rublev Colours Purple Ocher mixed with black or blue it furnishes grays and chocolates and is most invaluable in neutralizing greens. We believe it will not only make a wonderful addition to any palette but become a principal color in creating cool tints in flesh tones and landscapes.Composition and Permanence
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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 in this web site are only approximations of the actual color of the oil paint. We have 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 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 mil (0.006 inch) thickness applied to a standard test card for the purposes of examining color consistency, opacity and other qualities. The drawdowns show the color full 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.