Notebook, 1993-



The color characteristics of a pigment when it has been diluted with much white or when it is spread out to a thin, transparent layer. Burnt sienna oil paint applied as a thin transparent glaze is a fiery, orange-brown. Mixed with a little white, it is a salmon pink or peach color, and in this particular pigment its undertones are markedly different from its mass-tone and also from each other; most pigments do not show such great differences, and in some these differences are scarcely discernible. [p. 29]

[Mayer, Ralph. The Painter's Craft. An Introduction to Artist's Methods and Materials. Revised and updated by Steven Sheehan, Director of the Ralph Mayer Center, Yale University School of Art. New York: Penquin Group. 1948. 1991. ]



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