Dianthus flower painted in red ocher dark by Elizabeth Comer
Rich dark red; a prehistoric pigment still mined in France, composed of natural earth, ocher, iron oxide, trace minerals. Lightfast, mixes with all mediums and pigments.
AKA: Prune, black currant, [Fr] rouge cassis
Gallery photos show:
(1) Pottery made in 550 B.C., painted with black iron oxide and red ocher, on a yellow clay. The theme is The Birth of Venus.