Yellow Mid Azo Structure 500ml

Model: 124140
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"In recent years PY74 has become the standard mid yellow arylide color. The names azo and arylide are often used for a wide range of closely related lake pigments. They form the backbone of the modern high performance organic pigment industry. Without these colors then cars and plastics would be available in only a limited number of colors and artists would have far fewer choices than we do now. Yellow Mid Azo is a slightly greener shade than Cadmium Yellow Medium but it is fairly close to the Cadmium color. So why have two pigments so nearly the same? There are three reasons - money, transparency and clarity of color.

Sometimes an artist needs this color but the budget is small and Yellow Mid Azo is considerably less costly than the Cadmium alternative. It is still an excellent pigment and is classed as ASTM I in terms of permanence and yet achieves that a at an affordable cost.

The second reason for using this color instead of Cadmium Yellow Medium is its greater transparency. Sometimes being Opaque and having good covering power is needed and sometimes transparent effects are to be preferred. The color also has greater tinting strength than the Cadmium and is generally a cleaner color which leads to the third reason for using it. It is more suitable for making very brilliant and clean colors when used in mixtures.

by Sera R.

Yellow Mid Azo has plenty of pigment, add a touch of black or white and you can cover the value scale easily with out loosing the yellows integrity. Fabulous oranges can be made using different shades of red. My favourite is Yellow Mid Azo and Phrrole Red for a wonderful Burnt Orange. I also use it for glazing when I dilute with water and Binder Medium, gives an extra pop especially when glazed over lighter areas. Also great when added to greys for a warmer note. Yellow Mid Azo is a Series 2 and does require more paint for a mix say to a Series 5, but for my type of painting (Abstract) this is a bonus as there are times I want a painterly effect and do not want to add any or to much binder or spreader mediums. It works out economically and I still have professional quality paint, would highly recommend you give it a try.

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