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. Lamp Black is an opaque soft black that is useful to darken a range of hues. Use this colour for areas requiring maximum coverage, or add it to white for grey-scale works, architectural studies, and for interesting graphic compositions.
Artists Note: Use Lamp Black to shade other colours or add it to greens for interesting shadows in foliage.
Paint Makers Notes: Lamp Black is the oldest known black pigment and has been used extensively throughout history. Historically this pigment was produced from the residue left over from burning oil lamps.
Pigment Number: PBk 6
Pigment Type: Synthetic Inorganic
Composition: Amorphous carbon
Lightfastness: Not Rated
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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