Orange Ocher Oil Paint
Our Orange Ocher is a single pigment color made of natural iron oxide hydroxide mineral from the last remaining European company operating the Ocher deposits in the French quarries of Gargas and Rustrel nestled in a 12 mile long enclave in the heart of the Luberon Massif, the Ocher country.
Iron oxide hydroxide is the principle coloring agent in ochers. This color is based on the natural mineral goethite associated with varying proportions of others mineral such as clay, chalk, and silica. They differ from other Ochers in that they contain water. In other words, the iron to which they owe their color is iron hydroxide.
Composition and Permanence
|Pigment:||Luberon Orange Ocher Pigment|
|Pigment Classification:||Natural inorganic|
|Colour Index:||Pigment Yellow 43|
|Chemical Name:||Iron oxide hydroxide|
|Permanence:||A - Permanent|
|Safety Information:||There are no acute or known chronic health hazards associated with the anticipated use of this product (most chemicals are not fully tested for chronic toxicity). Always protect yourself against potentially unknown chronic hazards of this and other chemical products by keeping them out of your body. Do this by avoiding ingestion, excessive skin contact, and inhalation of spraying mists, sanding dusts and vapors from heating. Conforms to ASTM D-4236|
For a detailed explanation of the terms in the table above, please visit Composition and Permanence.
Some separation of pigment and oil may occur in Rublev Colours Artist Oils and is a natural process when no wax or stabilizers are added to paint to prevent this from occurring.
All images of color swatches in this web site are only approximations of the actual color of the oil paint. We have taken every care to match the color in these pictures on calibrated color monitors to the actual color. However, because of the wide variance in color monitors the results you get may vary.
Color Swatch Note: The color swatch was created with a thick application (left side) of color and a tint (right side) made with equal parts of color and titanium white and applied on acrylic primed cotton canvas.
Drawdown Note: The image of the "drawdown" contains a pre-mixed paint film of 6 mil (0.006 inch) thickness applied to a standard test card for the purposes of examining color consistency, opacity and other qualities. The drawdowns show the color full strength (mass tone), on the left, and mixed in a 1:2 ratio with titanium white on the right. The bottom area of the drawdowns is scraped to show undertones.
|Common Names:||English: orange ocher
French: ocre havane
German: Ocker orange
Italian: ocra arancione
Russian: охра оранжевая
Spanish: ocre naranja
|Processing Time||Orders ship on Tuesdays and Thursdays.|
|Pigment Type||Inorganic, Earth, Natural|