Color Spotlight: Van Dyck Brown (PBr7)

Daniel Smith – Van Dyck Brown

Van Dyck Brown is a very dark, almost black brown that is rather like a blacker/grayer version of Raw Umber. Most companies make it using a combination of PBr7 (the traditional earth tone pigment that Raw and Burnt Umber are made from) plus a black. Daniel Smith’s version is made from only PBr7.

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Color Spotlight: Transparent Brown Oxide (PR101)

Daniel Smith Transparent Brown Oxide: gradient, opacity and glazing tests, blooms, and color mixes

Made from PR101, Transparent Brown Oxide is a transparent, lightly granulating brown right down the middle, neither especially red, orange, or gray. A real brown’s brown. Tree bark and other landscape features spring to mind. This is the more brown cousin of Transparent Red Oxide, a burnt sienna/orange shade made from the same pigment.

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