Rublev Colours Rublev Colours German Vine Black is an opaque blue-black with high tinting strength, fine grained and brushes "long" in the direction of the brush stroke. Our vine black is a single pigment color made of calcined vine cuttings from Germany.
The pigment was known since prehistoric times and used extensively by medieval and Renaissance artists. Vine black was a term used in the 19th century for carbon black pigments obtained from pyrolyzed vegetable sources. It is obtained from the calcination of the vine shoots, which results in pure carbon with small quantity of potassium and sodium salts. Vine black does not have the intensity or tinting strength of lampblack, but it has excellent lightfastness.
Vine black makes a moderate, slightly cool gray that works well in graying out flesh tones without dirtying them. Rublev Oil Colour: German Vine BlackNote
: 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: || Dutch: wijnstok zwarte |
English: vine black
French: noir de vigne
Italian: nero vite
Portuguese: preto da videira
Spanish: negro de la vid
|Single Pigment: ||Vine Black |
|Binder: ||Linseed Oil |
|Pigment Information |
|Color: ||Black |
|Colour Index: ||Pigment Black 8 |
|Chemical Name: ||Natural Carbon |
|Chemical Formula: ||C |
|ASTM Lightfastness: ||I |
|Opacity: ||Opaque |
|Tinting Strength: ||High |
|Drying rate: ||Average |
: 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.