Pigment type: Inorganic, earth, synthetic
Chemical name: Iron oxides (synthetic)
Colour Index Name: PR 101
Colour Index Number: 58000
Additional product information
4 days - no drier
The drying time depends on temperature, humidity, aeration, and the thickness of the paint coat.
English red is a bit dull, brick Reddish hue with a bluish undertone. It is very opaque and has an excellent color strength.
It is the synthetic version of the PR102, which is either a pure earth color, or is extracted from natural red iron oxides. For the lowest levels of an image this red iron oxide is often used for sketching while brightness values ??are often applied by burnt sienna or Ultramarine. In addition, it is well suited for lip and eye areas in portraits.
Red iron oxides vary in color and transparency, depending on hydration and impurities.
They range from red-brown to orange-brown and very opaque to highly transparent.
These synthetic red iron oxides have frequently supplanted the natural red iron oxide, because they are lighter, stronger, finer and more permanent.
Natural red iron oxide comes from the ore hematite, also known as named by the word Hema Bloodstone.
It is one of the oldest pigments and has been used by every major civilization. It was also an important mineral for medieval alchemists. As an artist material it was not widely used until the 17th century.
Alternative iron oxides:
Venetian red, iron red, Red Mars, Mars Violet, Pompeii red, red oxide, Sinopia, Spanish red, Terra Rosa, Tuscany Red