Venetian White 50ml

€28.10
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820-8082

Rublev Colours Venetian White is a semi-opaque white ground in linseed oil that provides a stiff white, excellent for mixing with colors. Learn more.

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Venetian White Oil Color

According to Salter's edition of George Field's Chromatography (1869), Venetian white was a commercial name in the nineteenth century for a white pigment mixture composed of equal parts of lead white (basic lead carbonate) and 'heavy spar' (that is, the barium sulfate mineral barite or baryte). The names Venice white and Venice ceruse were also used for this mixture as well as for pure lead white.

We've replicated this color for artists today without the fillers and stabilizers (e.g. stearates, waxes, etc.) typical of modern whites. The white mineral barite (1.65) has a lower refractive index than lead white (2.01), making it less opaque and hence well suited for mixing with other colors. Use it to make pale tints of colors without overpowering them or as a foundation for other colors.

Reference
George Field. Chromatography; Or, A Treatise on Colours and Pigments, edited by T. W. Salter. London, 1869.

If you are looking for a comparison of all Lead Whites, please see the article "Six Lead White Artist Oils to Choose".

Composition and Permanence

Venetian White
Color: Venetian White
Pigment: Mixed pigment (See "Pigment Information" below)
Binder: Walnut oil
Additive(s): None
Pigment 1 Information
Pigment: Lead White
Pigment Classification: Synthetic inorganic
Colour Index: Pigment White 1 (77597)
Chemical Name: Basic lead carbonate or Lead(II) carbonate basic
Chemical Formula: 2PbCO3.Pb(OH)2
CAS No. 1319-46-6
Pigment 2 Information
Pigment: Barite (Baryte)
Pigment Classification: Natural inorganic
Colour Index: Pigment White 22
Chemical Name: Barium sulfate
Chemical Formula: BaSO4
CAS No. 7727-43-7
13462-86-7
Properties
Code: 808
Series: 3
Opacity: Semi-Opaque
Tinting Strength: Medium
Drying Rate: Medium
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 skin. Never use near children or pets. Conforms to ASTM D 4236.

DANGER
CONTAINS LEAD / CONTIENT DU PLOMB
DO NOT APPLY TO SURFACES ACCESSIBLE TO CHILDREN OR PREGNANT WOMEN.
NE PAS APPLIQUER SUR UNE SURFACE ACCESSIBLE AUX ENFANTS OU AUX FEMMES ENCEINTES.
Must be used exclusively as material for the purposes of arts, crafts or hobbies, not for use by children. Utiliser uniquement aux fins suivantes comme matériaux pour les besoins d'art, d'artisanat ou passe-temps, pas pour une utilisation par les enfants.

Always protect yourself against chronic hazards of this and other chemical products by keeping them out of your body. Do this by avoiding ingestion, excessive skin contact, and inhalation of spraying mists, sanding dusts, and vapors from heating.

For a detailed explanation of the terms in the table above, please visit Composition and Permanence.

Notes

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 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 is scraped to show undertones.

More Information
SKU820-8082
BrandRublev Colours
VendorRublev Colours
Processing TimeUsually ships the next business day.
Size50 ml tube
ColorWhite

California Proposition 65: This product contains a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

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