Burnt Sienna


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Calcined natural ocher, used in cave art; named for place it was originally found, now mined in France. Lightfast, mixes with any medium or pigment. Needs much oil, long grinding to make oil-paint.

AKA: Pompeii sienna, Italian burnt sienna, russet, [Fr] sienna calcinee, terre de sienne brûlée, [Ger] Gebrannte Sienaerde, [It] terra di siena bruciata.

Gallery photo shows how burnt sienna pigment in powder form.

Country of origin: France
Transparency: Semi-transparent
Compatibility: Paints
Lightfastness: UV-permanent
Composition: Natural loam
Chemical formula: SiO2+Al2O3+Fe2O3

General protective measures:  Always wear a dust mask, gloves, apron and eye protection.

These dry pigments are not sold for cosmetic, food, pharmaceutical or tattoo use.

Keep away from foodstuffs and drinks. Do not eat, drink or smoke during work. Wash hands before breaks and at the end of work. Do not allow children or pets to contact these art materials.

Additional information

Weight N/A
Historical Background


Pigment Type

Natural Earth


2 oz, 4 oz



Color Family

Earth Tones




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