Earth Yellow

I define earth tones as being muted, brownish in hue, and/or granulating. Usually they are made from iron oxides. These ones have a yellow color. Earth yellow can be really useful for landscapes and sometimes for skies and sunsets as well!

Earth yellow comparison: WN Naples Yellow Deep (PBr24), Holbein Yellow Ochre (PY42), WN Raw Sienna (PBr42, PR101), DS Monte Amiata Natural Sienna MANS (PBr7), WN Gold Ochre (PY42), DV Raw Sienna (PBr7)

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My Thoughts

Necessary slot? I’ve definitely seen plenty of palettes without an earth yellow, including minimalist brights-only palettes or those where the only earth tone is burnt sienna. However, I just love earth yellows and usually have a hard time narrowing it down to just one or two!

Favorites: MANS or a yellowish Raw Sienna would be my slot if I could only have one, but Naples Yellow Deep is also a great convenience colors for sunsets.

What’s on my palette? DS MANS (PBr7), WN Naples Yellow Deep (PBr24)

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