YELLOW OCHER LIGHT
Pale but rich yellow prehistoric color still mined in France, composed of ocher, limonite, iron, trace minerals. Permanent, lightfast, non-toxic, mixes with all mediums and pigments; makes a quick-drying oil paint, but require more binder and grinding than most other pigments. Ocher transparency varies considerably; some are opaque, while others can be used as transparent glazes. NOTE: Ocher was once called ‘cinnabar’ but is not related to either vermillion pigment or to the mineral cinnabar.
AKA: French ocher, Italian yellow earth, yellow kaolin light, Spanish ocher, raw ochre, brown ochre, burnt ochre, burnt ore, chamois, Indian Red, yellow Ochre, [Jp]: odo [San]: sindhura, [Per]: ziniafr, [ME] oker [OF] ocre, ochre [L] ochra [Gk] ochra, [It] terra giallo, [Fr] ochre jaune claire.