Our Extrafine Handmade Watercolor Italian Yellow Earth is prepared with pure Yellow Earth pigment, a natural earth composed by pure iron hydroxide (limonite), which has earthy hues, typical of ochres, but keeps a good brightness at the same time.
The Extrafine Handmade Watercolor Italian Yellow Earth is made in Italy by Nila Colori, prepared with this pure pigment, is extremely lightfast, semi-opaque and has a moderate tinting strength.
Yellow Earth pigment is milled with just the right amount of a mixture of Kordofan gum arabic (binder) and vegetable glycerin (humectant and plasticyzer). These are the ingredients which are historically the main characters in the production of the watercolors and which give the best results regarding ease and pleasantness of painting. We don’t add any filler or any other organic compound, which might alter the color over time.
Coloring agent: Hydrated iron oxides
Lightfastness: BWS 8/8