Natural Pigments has created a set of ten oil colors based on earth pigments from the diverse geology of Armenia. The earth colors range from green earths, yellow ochers, orange red, brown red to bluish red and purple. The raw materials for our Armenian earth colors are extracted from various provinces of Armenia (see the map below). Pigments from some of these ancient sites were used on early ceramics and religious iconography from prehistory to Byzantium.
The Rublev Colours Armenian Artist Oils Set includes one 50 ml tube each of:
Rublev Colours Armenian Artist Oils Set
Tavush Green is a fine grained, warm green earth (terre verte) from glauconite mineral deposits in the Tavush province of Armenia. This a "lean" green earth with low to moderate oil absorption. The warm green earth works well as verdaccio, to cool flesh tones or simply a natural green that does not dominate mixtures.
Transparent Tavush Greens a fine grained, warm green earth (terre verte) from glauconite mineral deposits in the Tavush province of Armenia. This a "lean" green earth with low to moderate oil absorption. This is a more transparent, lower tinting strength green earth than Tavush Green making it useful where transparency is needed.
Armenian Gold Ocher is a deep gold ocher from deposits in the Kotayk province of Armenia. This fine grained ocher has moderate oil absorption and opacity excellent for warm flesh tones and sunlit landscapes.
Transparent Yellow Felsite is a transparent yellow ocher from mineral deposits in the Lori province of Armenia. This fine grained ocher originates in felsite deposits, a very fine grained volcanic rock consisting of a fine-grained matrix of felsic materials, particularly quartz and feldspar.
Hrazdan Yellow is a very transparent yellow ocher from mineral deposits near the river of Hrazdan in the Kotayk province of Armenia. It is a fine-grained, smooth color with bright gold undertones.
Transparent Mummy is a semi-transparent red ocher with orange undertones, fine grained, low tinting strength and brushes "long" in the direction of the brush stroke. This red earth is Armenian Mummy Red Light pigment from quarries in the Lori province of northern Armenia. Transparent Mummy derives its name from the Russian word мумию that denotes a pigment of brownish red color similar to the nineteenth century pigment derived from ground mummies.
Crimson Ocher is a semi-transparent deep red with purplish-pink undertones, fine grained, average tinting strength and brushes "long" in the direction of the brush stroke. The ocher comprising Crimson Ocher is a red iron oxide earth from quarries in the Lori province of northern Armenia.
Armenian Brown Mummy is a semi-opaque, brownish red, fine-grained with average tinting strength. Armenian Brown Mummy derives its name from the Russian word мумию that denotes the pigment of brownish red color from ground mummies. It is a ow oil absorption color from red iron oxide earth deposits in the Vayotz Dzor province of Armenia.
Armenian Hematite is an opaque bluish red that is fine-grained with high tinting strength. It is a low oil absorption color from hematite deposits in the Lori province of Armenia.
Purple Ocher is deep bluish red with average tinting strength. It is semi-opaque, fine grained, goes on smoothly and brushes 'long' in the direction of the brush stroke. Our purple ocher is from iron oxide earth found in augite porphyry deposits from the Lori province of Armenia.
Swatch 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.
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