Raw Sienna is among the most useful earth pigments on an artist’s palette as it produces warm foundation tints and is invaluable for landscape and portrait painting.
Artists Notes: This useful colour mixes well with others and is well at home in wildlife paintings and pet portraits.
Paint Makers Notes: Along with ochres and umbers, sienna pigments were first used during pre-history. Siennas take their name from the Renaissance city state of Siena, in modern Italy.
Pigment Number: PY 43
Pigment Type: Synthetic Inorganic
Pigment Composition: Iron oxide hydroxide
Lightfastness: Not Rated