Blick Artists' Acrylic - Cadmium Yellow Light, 16 oz jar

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Blick Artists' Acrylic - Cadmium Yellow Light, 16 oz jar and swatch

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Products bearing the CL seal of the Art & Creative Materials Institute ("Caution Label") contain ingredients that are toxic or hazardous, but when used in properly supervised and controlled conditions, they can be enjoyed with complete safety.

Product Details

Artists' Acrylic
Cadmium Yellow Light
16 oz (473 ml)


Pigment Information

This color contains the following pigments:

PY35:1-Cadmium-Barium Yellow

Pigment Name

PY35:1-Cadmium-Barium Yellow

Pigment Type


Chemical Name

cadmium zinc lithopone

Chemical Formula

CdSZn + BaSO4


Cadmium Yellow is brilliant, dense, and opaque, with good tinting strength and very high hiding power. It is the artist’s principal bright yellow and is available in light, medium, and dark shades. The deeper shades appear deep orange and have the greatest tinting strength. It is slow-drying in oil form and is used in both oil and watercolor form. It cannot be mixed with copper-based pigments. A clean Cadmium Orange is created when Cadmium Yellow is mixed with Cadmium Red. Hues vary by brand. Cadmium pigments have been partially replaced by azo pigments, which are similar in lightfastness to the cadmium colors, cheaper, and non-toxic. Cadmium Yellow PY35:1 shares the properties of Cadmium Yellow PY35, except that it has lower tinting strength.


Cadmium zinc lithopone has excellent lightfastness. It shares the permanence of pure cadmium zinc sulfide (Cadmium Yellow PY35). All cadmium pigments have limited weather resistance, and are unsuitable for outdoor applications.


Cadmium Yellow is a known human carcinogen. It is extremely toxic if inhaled and slightly toxic if ingested. Barium sulfate is extremely insoluble in water, and thus is not biologically active. It is used medically as a contrast medium in radiological pro


Cadmium Yellow PY35:1 is cadmium yellow pigment that contains 15% or more barium sulfate. It is used to create a less expensive alternative to PY35.

Safety Data Sheet

UPC Code: 741389010418