Rublev Colours Indian Red is bluish red with above average tinting strength. It is opaque, fine grained, goes on smoothly and brushes "long" in the direction of the brush stroke. Our Indian Red is a single pigment color made of natural iron oxide mineral from the last remaining European company operating the ochre deposits in the French quarries of Gargas and Rustrel nestled in a 12 mile long enclave in the heart of the Luberon Massif, the ochre country.
Red iron oxide or ferric oxide is the principle coloring agent in red ochres, such as Indian Red. This color is based on the natural mineral hematite associated with varying proportions of others mineral such as clay, chalk and silica. They differ from other ochres in that they do not contain water. In other words, the iron to which they owe their color is iron oxide not hydrated iron oxide.
Natural red oxides, such as Indian red, are very opaque, absolutely permanent and have excellent covering power. They are strong absorbers of ultraviolet light. The best bluish shades are called Indian red. Formerly there was much confusion in the nomenclature of the red iron oxides; the names provided in the Color Names table are those specified in the ASTM Standard. Rublev Oil Colour: Indian Red (Natural Red Oxide)
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.
| Color Names |
|Common Names: || English: red oxide |
French: oxyde rouge
German: Oxid rot
Italian: rosso ossido
Portuguese: vermelho �xido
Spanish: rojo �xido
|Synonymous Names: || English: Indian red |
French: rouge Indien
Spanish: rojo Indio
|Alternate Names: || Mars red is the name given to the artificial substitute of natural red iron oxide. |
| Color Information |
|Single Pigment: ||Natural Iron Oxide |
|Binder: ||Linseed Oil |
|Pigment Information |
|Color: ||Red |
|Colour Index: ||Pigment Red 102 (77491) |
|Chemical Name: ||Natural Iron Oxide |
|Chemical Formula: ||Fe2O3 |
|ASTM Lightfastness: ||I |
|Opacity: ||Opaque |
|Tinting Strength: ||High |
|Drying rate: ||Average |
Note: Some separation of pigment and oil may occur in Rublev Oil Colours and is a natural process when no wax or stabilizers are added to paint to prevent this from occurring.