Natural Burnt Sienna. Pigment number PBr7, single pigment half-pan watercolor. Fits in all palettes designed for half-pans.
I am Burnt Sienna. No one knows exactly when I was first made. What is certain is, that it happened in Italy and my reputation was well established by the Renaissance. I am Raw Sienna and have followed it wherever she goes. I am slowly and carefully roasted in kilns. But a not high temperature is necessary for me to be born. It is enough with 200 degrees C and a bit more. That’s why Renaissance artists burned their own Siennas at their studios. So I am an art as much as a science.
Sienna is a clay containing iron oxide, called limonite, which in its natural state has a yellowish color. In addition to iron oxide, natural or raw sienna also contains about five percent of manganese oxide, which makes it darker than ochre. The pigment sienna was known and used, in its natural form, by the ancient Romans. During the Renaissance, it was noted by the most widely read author about painting techniques, Giorgio Vasari, under the name terra rossa. It became, along with umber and yellow ochre, one of the standard browns used by artists from the 16th to 19th centuries.
Our Burnt sienna pigment comes from the Ural mountains in Russia. It is a burnt version of raw sienna and is nicely granulating creating earthy and natural paint.
Burnt sienna along with French Ultramarine is one of the most favorite limited palette choices by traveling artists. We have bundled them in Urbansketchers Classics set.
Semi-transparent, granulating brownish-orange pigment. Mixes nicely with other natural and human-made pigments. For best performance add a few drops of water some minutes before starting to work with it. It will reactivate the pigment and will be more fluid.
All our watercolors are handmade from pigment or pigment mixes, binders, and essential oils as conservative. Binder is made by ourselves from gum arabic, natural honey, and water. Our watercolors have a flowery scent, with lemongrass as top note and sandalwood in the base note.