Stoneground Paint Co. Gouache
Stoneground gouache is a water-based paint that dries to an opaque, matte finish. These gouache paints are easily mixed with one another and can also be used together with Stoneground watercolour paint. One of the most durable and permanent pigments available, Florentine can be used as a base in portrait work, landscapes, botanicals, and wildlife paintings. Florentine Green is also available from Stoneground as a watercolour here.
Artists Notes: This drab green is very versatile, creating a variety of greens that are effective in landscapes when combined with bright yellows like Hansa, and is great for neutralizing brighter greens.
Paint Makers Notes: Chromium oxide pigments were first produced in Paris during the 19th century and were sold as artist pigments soon after.
Pigment Number: PG 17
Pigment Type: Synthetic Inorganic
Composition: Chromium oxide
Size: Half Pan
Stoneground Paint Co. creates its handmade gouache by combining the world’s finest pigments, as well as premium French chalk, with a binder made from water, gum arabic, and honey.
Traditional Gouache colours have been used by artists for hundreds, and in some cases, thousands of years. These are primarily inorganic pigments such as iron oxides, green earths, as well as the popular umber and sienna pigments of the Renaissance. In some instances, they include the modern equivalent of a traditional pigment. For example, Titanium White, which replaces toxic Lead White in artist’s materials.
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