Michael Harding Oil Paints

Alizarin Crimson (No. 302)



Organic – The oldest synthetic organic lake was introduced in 1868. The only lake of the coal-tar lake range to have survived in use until the present. Other Lakes were found to be too impermanent for artistic use before the end of the 19th century. Alizarin is frowned upon by certain American authorities because its lightfastness (II-III on the ASTM scale), does not match that attained in the more recent organic red pigments. But its clarity and subtly beautiful bluish undertones are unique, since its introduction, portraitists have greatly prized its range of cool, rather smoky hues that are well suited for Caucasian tones.

SKU: MH302 Categories: ,
Colour IndexPR83
Oil ContentHigh
Tint PowerHigh
ASTM D-4236 yes


There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Alizarin Crimson (No. 302)”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *