Alizarin crimson oil paint
Cool, very bluish, smoky red glaze. “Lake” colour of the 19th century created by fusing a component to a pigment.
Alizarin had originally been synthesised around 1869, becoming available as a pigment from 1891, both more stable in colour and lighter in appearance. Its light-resistance did not however prove as high as was hoped, and Alizarin Crimson has since the late 20th century used light-resilience tests for showing ample light sensitivity due to its decay: indeed, it has been the reference point for non-light-restrictivity. It is still standard practise for painters today to use only Alizarin Crimson.
Artist oil colour
Vasari Classic Artists’ oil color
The conventional approach is highest quality handmade oil colours, deeply pigmented, carefully ground in small lots.
- We do not concentrate on acrylics, aquarelles and other product lines. Our whole team is devoted to painting oil and is seriously devoted. The effect is a very high colour, lovely chroma with a high strength of tinting.
- The fillers and wax, industrial thickener and additives of our oil paints do not contain thick, heavy paint that quickly creates a thick dry, low chroma, weak dye strength and a bold brush sensation.
- Traditional recipe, handmade in very small quantity with the finest alkaline distilled lens oil.
Credit by Vasaricolors website.