*images are details of painting by Anders Zorn and are in the Public Domain.
The Zorn palette refers to the limited colour palette of the Swedish artist, Anders Zorn (1860–1920). It consists of four colours. Today, modern artists tend to substitute Cadmium Red Light for Vermilion and Titanium White for lead white due to concerns of toxicity and availability.
The four colours contained in this bundle are;
Yellow Ochre, Ivory Black, Cadmium Red Light and Titanium White
Although limited, this colour palette shows tremendous range in terms of colour mixing. An interesting characteristic is how an olive green colour can be obtained by mixing Ivory Black with Yellow Ochre. Ivory Black can be considered as an ‘earth blue’ in this context.
About Master Class Oil Paint
‘Master-Class’ is an artists’ series for professional artists and the most
demanding masters. Thanks to many years of experience, well-established technologies, and innovative developments, ‘Master-Class’ colours are used in the most challenging of restoration works. Fine art masterpieces and architectural monuments have been restored using ‘Master-Class’ oil paint at: The Cathedral of St. Basil the Blessed, The Grand Kremlin Palace, The Cathedral of Christ the Savior, pictures of The State Hermitage Museum and The State Tretyakov Gallery.
They are also used by Russian master painter Nikolai Blokhin (b. 1968).
‘Master-Class’ oil paints are made of high-quality pigments and binders based on specially processed linseed oil. Natural dammar resin produced on the Malay Archipelago is added to the oil to improve the adhesion of pigment with binder without impacting colour brightness and purity. Specialist machines are used to grind pigments. To achieve optimal quality, the amount of grinding differs for each colour. In some cases, ‘Master-Class’ colours are grinded up to 40 times.
Pigment Load: 28-80% (read about ‘Critical Pigment Volume Concentration’ here)
All individual tubes come in 46 ml size.
– Extra fine paints
– 78 colours available at Crafty Studio
– 85% of colours are single-pigment
– Bright and pure colours
– High-quality mineral pigments
– Do not change their original colour after drying
– Used for restoration works of museum quality paintings