Colour: Rouge Vermillon (Vermillon Red)
Details: Dry Ground Pigment
Technical characteristics :
Chemical name : organic pigment fixed
Color Index : R3
Apparent density : 870 g/l
UV resistance : average (not recommended outdoors)
Coloring power : 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.
Color : color of Barbapapa or Malabar chewing-gum miwed with a white binder.
This pigment is 100% synthetic without any danger for the health or the environment.
Made in France.
History : The vermilion is a warm, bright colour that draws very slightly on the orange. Normal, its name comes directly from «vermeil» which designates a bright red.
This red was commonly used in ancient China. The pigment was derived from cinnabar – mercury sulphide – abandoned because it was highly toxic to a synthetic red discovered in the Middle Ages. It becomes one of the palette of medieval painters alongside gold and Ultramarine blue.
We are struck by the freshness and sparkle that evokes this red.
It is a greedy, opulent and frank colour that speaks of rich red fabrics, poppies, strawberries, ladybugs or pomegranate syrup !