Lemon Yellow 40ml Michael Harding

Model: 137827
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Lemon Yellow (No. 108)



Colour Index PY 31
Drying Speed Average
Lightfastness Excellent
Tint Power Opaque, Slightly Transparent / Low
Oil Content Linseed Oil, Very Low
Toxic Yes, Contains Barium & Chrome
Conforms To ASTM D-4236


Sometimes known as Barium Yellow, as this is Barium Chromate.

It was introduced into painting after the Lead Chromates, circa 1820. Unlike Lead Chromates, Barium has proved to be permanent and non-reactive.

Often considered to be obsolete, I am probably the only colourman to make it.

By itself an acidic looking yellow with weirdly green overtones, its low tint and covering power facilitates mixes with Magenta and the cooler reds, producing beautifully modulated greys sought in certain passages of flesh painting.

The only yellow chrome colour which does not discolour.



by Joe F.

I love this particular Lemon Yellow ....just right!

by Patricia B.

i find the paint very soft and buttery. The colour is so pretty yet very versatile from flowers to landscapes

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