The vivid blue undertones apparent in thin layers are soon eclipsed in thicker applications. Landscape and some portrait artists still prefer it to the more brutal power of the Phthalo Greens.
Inorganic – Viridian is about the fastest curing colour in the Harding range along with the stack lead white.
This hydrated variant of Chromium Hydroxide, introduced in the mid 19th century, is a valued support colour used for influencing greys in the underpainting.
When combined with reds an interesting range of blue-greys results.
Placing it as local colour in the proximity of vermilion can also have some very interesting complementary effects.
Colour Index PG18
Drying Extremely Fast
Oil Content High
Tint Power Average
ASTM D-4236 ✔
Widely recognised as one of the best Oil Colour Paints available, thanks to the high pigment levels used in their manufacture they give strong colours that are vibrant and true providing great coverage and highly resistant to fading.