Natural red earth from Italy. On the South side of the Alps there are numerous pockets of very old Earth colors. These reservoirs have been preserved by overlapping volcanic rock layers. Venetian Red from this particular region is rich, brown-ish red that ranges from dark to light, and creates a gorgeous pink color when watered down. Historically it has been used for the production of Cinabrese, a term for fresh tone color in early Renaissance painting in Florence.
Standard size 1/2 pans fit in our travel tins.
Chemical description: Natural red earth from Italy. Pigment Red 102, C.I. 7749