Rublev Colours Orange Ocher is an opaque orange yellow with good tinting strength, fine grained and brushes "long" in the direction of the brush stroke. Our orange ocher is a single pigment color made of natural iron oxide hydroxide mineral from the last remaining European company operating the ocher 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.
Iron oxide hydroxide is the principle coloring agent in ochers. This color is based on the natural mineral goethite associated with varying proportions of others mineral such as clay, chalk and silica. They differ from other ochers in that they contain water. In other words, the iron to which they owe their color is iron hydroxide.
Rublev Colour Artists Oil: Orange 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: orange ocher |
French: ocre havane
German: Ocker orange
Italian: ocra arancione
Russian: охра оранжевая
Spanish: ocre naranja
|Single Pigment: ||Natural Iron Oxide Hydroxide |
|Binder: ||Linseed Oil |
|Pigment Information |
|Color: ||Yellow |
|Colour Index: ||Pigment Yellow 43 |
|Chemical Name: ||Natural Iron Oxide Hydroxide |
|Chemical Formula: ||Fe2O3 • H2O |
|ASTM Lightfastness: ||I |
|Opacity: ||Opaque |
|Tinting Strength: ||Moderate |
|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.