Verdaccio - Half pan

Verdaccio - Half pan


PBr7, PBk6 | Excellent lightfastness | Semi-transparent

Verdaccio is made according to an old Ceninno Cennini recipe of green umber and black iron oxide. “Verdaccio” is often cited in Cennino’s text as a perfect pigment to use in under-painting, especially in portraits, and to render volume of drappery, rocks, river fish, beards and hair. Useful for shading.

Made from earth and black iron oxide, pure gum arabic crystals, local acacia honey, rosemary essential oil and a natural preservative. Every batch of paint is mulled by hand on a glass slab and poured into pans. Unlike commercially "extruded" paints, each pan is poured multiple times and dries over two to three weeks. This intensive process creates a very pigmented, luminous and pure paint that activates easily when wet.

Each half-pan is packaged in a small bag with original marbled paper by Florentine artisan workshop Giulio Giannini e Figlio.

A. Gallo Colors are 100% handmade. Pans may contain small imperfections like tiny bubbles and minor blemishes. This does not effect the quality of the paint and is a sign of the human touch that goes into making each and every unique pan.

Half pans present a choking hazard and are not intended for use by children. Please also keep out of reach of pets. A. Gallo Colors are all cadmium, cobalt, lead and mercury free.

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