Indian Yellow – New Painting

Title: Indian Yellow
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Size: 60 x 30 inches
Series: Northwestern
ID#: SGR3004
Year: 2010
Price: SOLDHeld in the private collection of Patricia Trice

I just finished this beautiful painting using only Gamblin Indian Yellow and White. I love the way it turned out, check it out this baby is going to go fast.

Here is some info on Indian Yellow that I got from Gamblin’s website.

“Before the Industrial Revolution, painters used Yellow Ochres or Orpiment (sulfide of arsenic). Occasionally painters found some Gamboge, a strongly colored secretion from trees that resembles amber. Gamboge was used for glazing before Indian Yellow became available in the middle of the 19th century. To make Indian Yellow, cows were force fed mango leaves and given no water. Their urine was collected in dirt balls and sold as “pigment.” The resulting artists’ color was a warm transparent glazing yellow. But Indian Yellow was lost somewhere between the decline of cruelty to animals and the rise of manufactured pigments.

In the 20th century, the most transparent of the yellows that we at Gamblin call “Indian Yellow” is a light stable diarylide pigment. In its transparency, it makes a glowing warm yellow—as if a painting were suddenly lit with summer sunshine.

Indian Yellow: This color has been prized for hundreds of years. But only now has the color been made with a completely lightfast pigment.