Rublev Colours Antica Green Earth is a transparent olive green with warm undertones, small grained and low tinting strength. Our Antica green earth is from deposits in Prun in Verona region of Italy.
Natural green earths, such as Antica green, are transparent and are absolutely permanent in oil. Most oil colors labeled "green earth" from artists' paint manufacturers do not actually contain the natural mineral, but rather is a mixture of synthetic chromium oxide green and sometimes barium sulfate with either a natural yellow ochre or yellow iron oxide. Rublev Oil Colours Antica Green Earth contains only the actual mineral from Prun, Italy and linseed oil.
Green earths were used in verdaccio--a style of underpainting that uses green-grey colors to establish values for later layers of paint. Verdaccio is renowned for being particularly effective when painting flesh tones. It was popular amongst Italian Renaissance artists, such as Leonardo da Vinci who used verdaccio underpainting in his masterpiece, the Mona Lisa.
Rublev Colours Artists' Oil: Antica (Prun) Green Earth
: Colors swatches are shown in mass tone, straight from the tube, on the left, and mixed with an equal amount of white on the right. All pictures of color swatches in this web site are only approximations of the actual color of the oil paint. We taken every care to match the color in these pictures on calibrated color monitors to the actual color. However, because of the wide variance in color monitors the results you get may vary.
English: green earth
French: terre verte
German: gr�ne Masse
Italian: terre verde
Portuguese: terra verde
Russian: зеленая земля
Spanish: tierra verde
||Natural Hydrated Iron Potassium Silicate
||Pigment Green 23 (77009)
||Hydrated Iron Potassium Silicate
Note: Some separation of pigment and oil may occur in Rublev Colours Artists' Oils and is a natural process when no wax or stabilizers are added to paint to prevent this from occurring.