It is a sad fact of fine art material life that big pigment users, such as the industrial, automotive and architectural industries, drive the ability of fine art manufacturers to have access to or to have to discontinue a pigment. Such is likely the case with PR206, our beloved single pigment Quinacridone Burnt Orange. While it will still be available in QoR watercolor, it will no longer be available in any of the acrylic lines from Golden Artist Colors. To read more about this, view ‘The Life of Pigments’ article at Just Paint.
So, darling reader: here is a round-up of links for online shopping, once you have scoured your local shops for those last precious tubes of this beloved color. Beneath each swatch/tube are links for Amazon and/or Blick to purchase the product until it is no longer available.
While providing a classic brown masstone, this single-pigment color reveals luscious red-orange to nearly rose colored undertones in glazes. I call the opaque tints, ‘Skin” and the transparent glazes, “Makeup”. It is a one color wonder on the palette! So grab it while you can.
If you’ve found this post and the color is no longer available, know that Transparent Red Oxide might be a good substitution. Also, I have imitated this color by mixing a 1:2 ratio with Quinacridone/Nickel Azo Gold and Alizarin Crimson Hue.
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