Chrome Ocher Oil Paint
Rublev Colours Chrome Ocher Aritst Oil is a mixed hue of yellow ocher and chrome yellow that was introduced in the late nineteenth century. In his book, Paint Making and Color Grinding, Uebele describes this color as a mixture of yellow ocher and chrome yellow, similar to the light shade of gold ocher.
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Chrome Ocher is a mixed hue of yellow ocher and chrome yellow that was introduced in the late nineteenth century. In his book, Paint Making and Color Grinding, Uebele describes this color as a mixture of yellow ocher and chrome yellow, similar to the light shade of gold ocher:
Chrome ocher, when expected strictly pure in oil, is only another name for golden ocher, and our formula for light shade will answer here, because it should be made only by adding neutral lead chromate, not the basic chromate of lead to ocher. When bought in quantity chrome ochers are not expected to be pure ocher and chrome yellow, but a sort of golden ocher with a marigold tint. (Uebele, 244)
He goes on to describe how to make the ‘marigold’* tint of chrome ocher ‘by mixing 17 parts J. L. C. E. S. ocher, 3 parts medium chrome yellow, 1 part Venetian red, 12 parts whiting, 50 parts floated barytes, and 17 parts raw linseed oil, for each 100 parts of medium soft paste.’ (Uebele, 244)
* Marigold is a yellow-orange color named after the flower of the same name.
For more information about historical mixed hues, please Hues Or Mixed Colors Of Historical Origin.
Composition and Permanence
|Pigment:||Mixed pigment (See "Pigment Information" below)|
|Pigment 1 Information|
|Pigment Classification:||Natural inorganic|
|Colour Index:||Pigment Yellow 43|
|Chemical Name:||Iron oxide hydroxide|
|Pigment 2 Information|
|Pigment:||Chrome yellow primrose|
|Pigment Classification:||Synthetic inorganic|
|Colour Index:||Pigment Yellow 34|
|Chemical Name:||Lead chromate/lead sulfate|
|Chemical Formula:||PbCrO4 • PbSO4|
|ASTM Lightfastness:||Not Listed|
|Permanence:||A - Permanent|
|Safety Information:||DANGER! CONTAINS LEAD. HARMFUL IF SWALLOWED. Avoid ingestion and skin contact. Wear protective clothing and gloves to prevent contact with the skin. Never use near children or pets. Conforms to ASTM D 4236.
For a detailed explanation of the terms in the table above, please visit Composition and Permanence.
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 on this website are only approximations of the actual color of the oil paint. We have carefully matched the color in these pictures on calibrated color monitors to the actual color. However, your results may vary because of the wide variance in color monitors.
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 mils (0.006 inches) thickness applied to a standard test card to examine color consistency, opacity, and other qualities. The drawdowns show the full-color 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 is scraped to show undertones.
|Processing Time||Usually ships the next business day.|
|Pigment Type||Inorganic, Historical, Synthetic|