RM 74.90

This two-pigment neutral black is transparent and non-granulating. The mix of a perfect neutralizing pair of pigments creates a staining “convenience black” without the use of dulling black pigments. It dilutes to beautiful neutral grays, or it can be modulated to a range of rich greens with the addition of Phthalo Green (Blue Shade), or to an extraordinary range of aubergine, plum and maroon hues with the addition of Pyrrol Crimson. Perfect for subjects with a red and green color bias or wherever a rich black is needed.

Starting with 10 parts water to 1 part paint (by weight) in the palette, our chemist paints the top half of the swatch uniformly with a round brush to show the paint’s color and characteristics. For the bottom half, he dips a ¾” flat brush into the paint well just once, then applies the color in stripes until the brush is dry, which shows the color’s tone and behavior through a wash. We use these swatches for color matching during the manufacturing process.