Viridian - Half pan

Viridian - Half pan


PG18 | Excellent lightfastness | Semi-transparent

Brilliant, granulating green with bluish shade. Recommended for landscape painting. A replacement for a historical, copper acetate pigment called verdigris or verderame, which was most commonly used in the 15th and 17th centuries because of its transparent abilities as a glaze on paintings. However, verdigris has low stability and high toxicity. In 1859, Guignet of Paris patented the process for manufacturing viridian or transparent oxide of chromium, a brilliant and stable cold green, which replaced the earlier copper based greens.

Made from a pigment PG18 pigment blend, 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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