Tavush Green is a low tinting strength and transparent warm green earth from natural glauconite deposits in the Tavush province of Armenia. This green earth is ground in alkali-refined linseed oil without additives to change the effect of the pigment and oil mixture. As a result, the paint is short and fine grained due to the nature of the pigment.
Composition and Permanence
|Tavush Green |
|Color: ||Green |
|Binder: ||Linseed oil |
|Additive(s): ||None |
|Pigment Information |
|Pigment: ||Tavush Green Earth |
|Pigment Classification: ||Natural inorganic |
|Colour Index: ||Pigment Green 23 (77009) |
|Chemical Name: ||Hydrated iron potassium aluminosilicate |
|Chemical Formula: ||(K,Na)(Fe+++,Al,Mg)2(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2 |
|CAS No. ||1317-57-3 |
|Code: ||211 |
|Series: ||3 |
|Opacity: ||Semi-Transparent |
|Tinting Strength: ||Low |
|Drying Rate: ||Medium |
|Lightfastness: ||I |
|Permanence: ||A |
|Safety Information: ||Based on toxicological review, there are no acute or known chronic health hazards with the anticipated use of this product. Always protect yourself against potentially unknown chronic hazards of this and other chemical products by avoiding ingestion, excessive skin contact, and inhalation of spraying mists, sanding dusts, and concentrated vapors. Contact us for further information or consult the MSDS for more information. |
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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 are scraped to show undertones.