A warm honey-bronze colour with lustrous sparkle provided by very fine films of iron oxide. The fibrous, fairly fragile Bronzite stone from Brazil is occasionally used in jewellery but excels as a watercolour pigment. It’s a warm golden-brown in mass tone – somewhere between ochre and sienna, but distinctly different – that lets down into pale washes of soft, always warm, sandy beige. In a wash on cold press or rough paper, the brown settles out of this intriguing special-effect colour.
Pigment: Genuine Bronzite | Series: 3
Lightfastness: I – Excellent