Oxide of Chromium (No. 305)
|Colour Index ||PG 17 |
|Drying Speed ||Average |
|Opacity Covering and Tint Power ||Opaque |
|Lightfastness ||Excellent |
|Oil Content ||Low, Linseed |
|Toxic ||No |
|Conforms To ||ASTM D-4236 |
A mid-19th century metallic oxide, with solid covering power and little tinting strength.
It is a heavy, vegetable green which can be surprisingly enlivened by adding yellows.
Landscapists find that its range in mixes and hues makes it a staple green.
It acts very well as a complementary to active red hues.