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Art Spectrum Artists' Soft Pastels are professional-quality soft pastels that provide the artist with colors that are pure, brilliant and intense - and remain that way. The very best pigments are selected and triple-milled at maximum concentration.
Color Swatches created using heavy to light application and were applied on 100 lb (163 gsm) drawing paper material.
Sb2S3 or Sb2S5 or Sb2S3 + Sb2O3
Depending on conditions, the pigment can range from orange to deep red. It is insoluble in water. Because it is heat resistant, it has been used to color glass.
Lightfast and permanent, although it blackens on contact with lead pigments.
Antimony Vermilion is highly toxic by inhalation and ingestion. Skin contact can cause allergies and ulcers. It reacts explosively with some organic materials.
Antimony trisulfide was synthesized in 1842, and was used in artist pigments during the 19th century. Antimony Vermilion developed a bad reputation in the 19th century because it reacted with lead. Antimony trisulfide pigments have been replaced by cadmiums.
Antimony Orange; Antimony Red
Fe2O3 • H2O
Yellow Ochre provides artists with earthtones from cream to brown. It has good hiding power, produces a quick drying paint, and can be safely mixed with other pigments. Its transparency varies widely from opaque shades to more transparent ones, which are valued for their use as glazes. If gypsum is present, Yellow Ochre is not suitable for frescoing. (See Brown Ochre, PY43.) PY42 is made from synthetic iron oxides. PY43 is made from natural iron oxide.
Yellow Ochre has excellent permanence because ochres are some of the most permanent pigments available.
Yellow Ochre is non-toxic unless it contains manganese.
Ochre comes from the Greek word ochros, meaning pale yellow. It was one of the first pigments to be used by human beings, and evidence of its use has been found at 300,000 year old sites in France and the former Czechoslovakia.
Chamois, Iron Yellow, Mars Orange, Mars Yellow, Minette, Ochre, Sil, Yellow Earth, Yellow Oxide. Varieties of Yellow Ochre include Brown Ochre, Flesh Ochre, Roman Ochre, Spruce Ochre, and Transparent Gold Ochre.
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