|Rublev Paints in their box|
|Antica Green Earth and Nicosia Green thinned out|
A couple of weeks ago I was telling Deborah Paris of my difficulties with the wheat fields. She suggested I try several experiments (which I'm doing) and asked if I had Rublev's Yellow Ochre Light. (Why no I did not!) So the next day I had 6 tubes of Rublev paints headed my way.
They are lovely and more than that - seriously interesting for an oil painter/art history buff/married to a geologist. They are more fully called: Rublev Colours Artists' Oils, "Oil Paints from Natural Mineral, Organic and Historical Pigments for Fine Artists." These are single pigment, often granular because they are ground pigments, not synthetic and not ground to a consistent texture across their line of paints. They have a great range of transparent to opaque and clearly state what is what and where it's from. I like knowing that.
The top photo is of the pristine paints in the box. So clean, no drips or dried paint clogging the top. And the bottom photo are two transparent greens I wanted to tell you about. The top, blue green one is Nicosia Green Earth and I know this about it from the Rublev website:
"Rublev Colours Nicosia Green Earth is a transparent deep green with yellow undertones, medium grained and low tinting strength. Our Nicosia green earth is from glauconite deposits in Cyprus.