Colour: Ocre Rouge De Puisaye (Red Ocre of Puisaye)
Details: Dry Ground Pigment
Technical characteristics :
Chemical name : iron oxide
Color Index : R102
UV resistance : excellent
Coloring power : very good
Use : lime, wax, paint, plaster, fresco, glaze, cement, fine arts.
This pigment is in powder. For use in artistic paint, it should be finely ground in a mortar before mixing it with the binder.
Linseed oil : dilute the powder in some turpentine oil before adding it to linseed oil.
Paint with water/lime paste : dilute the pigment in some water to make it liquid before incorporating it into the paint.
Lime powder/cement/plaster : directly incorporate the pigment (up to 10% based on the weight of the binder), then mix in order to stain all of your binder.
These renderings can be similar for any white base mixed with this pigment. However, differences will be possible for the use of paints more or less loaded with titanium dioxide (white pigment), which will give a final color more or less light.
If you want to lighten a pigment, before coloring a transparent binder (linseed oil, wax, acryling binder, caparol, flour, etc), you can mix it with blanc Tiona 595 (white Tiona).
Color : orange-red brown with a transparent binder. Salmon slightly pink with a white binder.
This pigment is 100% natural.
Made in France.
History : this ochre is extracted in the quarries of Puisaye in Bourgogne, then crushed and packaged in the factory of Ocres de France, in Apt.
Bourgogne ocherriers and Provence ocherriers have been historically linked for more than a century.
Mid-nineteenth century, the ocriery industry is at its peak : the production reaches 18 000 tons and is exported worldwide. From 1875, the ore becomes more and more rare and so more expensive. We must proceed to underground extraction by wells and galleries. Operation costs increased.
After 30 years of quasi-monopole, the ochre of Bourgogne strongly feels the competition of the ochres of Vaucluse, exploited in open quarries in the communes of Gargas, Gignac, Mormoiron, Roussillon, Rustrel, Saint-Pantaléon, Villars and Villes-sur-Auzon.
Several Puisaye operators, including Gustave Parquin and Georges Lechiche, have long been convinced of the need to merge the various companies into one because of the competition from too many operators.
They achieved their end by succeeding to convince most of their colleagues and they created two companies : le Comptoir des Ocres in 1892 and les Ocres de France in 1901.