Pigment type: Inorganic, Earth
Chemical name: Iron (III) oxide, hydrated
Colour Index Name: PY 43
Colour Index Number: 77492
Additional product information
3 days - no drier
The drying time depends on temperature, humidity, aeration, and the thickness of the paint coat.
Yellow Ochre offers artists a range of colors and earth tones from cream to brown.
Our gold ochre is located in about the middle of this spectrum.
With blending in white, you get a color that is often used in portraiture for bright spots on the forehead and nose.
Ochre comes from the Greek word ochros, which means as much as a pale, pale yellow. The pigment is used since prehistoric times and evidence of its use is in some of the oldest known cave paintings in Lascaux, France.