The first acrylic colors offered by GOLDEN, Heavy Body paints are known for their exceptionally smooth, buttery consistency. The Heavy Body palette includes the largest assortment of unique pure pigments in a 100% acrylic emulsion available to professional artists. These colors offer excellent permanency and lightfastness. There are no fillers, extenders, opacifiers, toners, or dyes added.
Each Heavy Body color formula reflects the qualities of its pigment. Colors that tolerate a higher pigment load dry to a more opaque, matte finish. Colors that are more reactive and do not allow as much pigment loading tend to have a glossier, more transparent, finish. Because Heavy Body colors contain no matting agents, the gloss of each color will be different.
Guignet of Paris patented the process for manufacturing Viridian Green in 1859. The popularity of this bright, exceedingly clear blue-green color led some to believe that it could eventually replace all other greens, both ancient and modern. GOLDEN's mixture and is a useful replacement for artists familiar with the original. (Series1)
Pigment Classification: Mixture
Color Index Name: PW4 / PB15:3 / PY150 / PBr7
Color Index Number: 77947 / 74160 / 12764 / 77492
Chemical Description: Zinc Oxide Copper Phthalocyanine Nickel Complex Azo Natural Iron Oxide containing Manganese
Lightfastness Rating: I
Munsell Notation Listing: Hue 8.8 G Value 3.5 Chroma 5
Gloss Average: 20.58
Viscosity Range: 20000-25000 CPS
CIE L*a*b* Values: L*35.64 a*-24.01 b*0.39
Tint Strength: 85.29