Five generations of chemists in the Blockx family have been working since 1865 to perfect the Blockx Oil Colors. Today they are still ground on stone rollers and mixed with poppyseed or linseed oil, and no additives or fillers whatsoever.
Color Swatch created using heavy application/medium application/50% tint and was applied on acrylic primed canvas (7 oz) material.
Barium chromate is a transparent greenish-yellow pigment with low tinting strngth.
Barium chromate has excellent lightfastness. It may turn slightly greenish in oil paints.
Hexavalent chromium compounds are irritants and corrosive. Barium chromate is a human carcinogen. Soluble barium salts are poisonous when ingested. Chromate salts are suspected human carcinogens.
Invented in 1807, Barium Yellow was first used by artists around 1830.
Barium Chromate, Lemon Yellow, Baryte Yellow.
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