Lightfastness: Completely lightfast, even when lightened. ★★★
Opacity: Transparent / Opaque ◪
Characteristics: Burnt Umber has a hint of red.
Earth Tones: These pigments have a synthetic or natural oxide or iron base. The natural oxides are natural earth pigments, washed and decanted. These are dull earth pigments, in contrast with the azo pigments. They allow darker mixes and a good range of browns and greys. They are semi-opaque pigments. Their drying times are quite short and have an improved grain size. In the Charbonnel color range, only Raw Sepia has a natural iron oxide base. The synthetic oxides possess the characteristics of the natural oxides without their defects. They are more lively, less grainy and dry more rapidly. They are also semi-opaque.
Drying: The average drying time for Charbonnel earth tones is approximately 5 days.
|★★★ Completely Light-fast colors, even when lightened||◻ Transparent Colors|
|★★Very Light-fast colors||◪ Transparent / Opaque Colors|
|★ Light-fast colors used in a pure state||◼ Opaque Colors|
| PW = White Pigment ||PO = Orange Pigment|| PB = Blue Pigment |
| PBr = Brown Pigment || PV = Violet Pigment || PY = Yellow Pigment |
| PR = Red Pigment || PG = Green Pigment || PBk = Black Pigment |