Alpine Green can be used to make a wide variety of greens. It can be darkened to make a Hooker’s Green color by mixing it with either Transparent Red Oxide or with Raw Umber and mid forest green colors can be made with Raw Sienna or Yellow Oxide. Using Yellow Deep as the mixer produces golden sorts of greens much like early morning sunlight on leaves. Primary Yellow or Cadmium Yellow Medium also make glowing sorts of greens suitable for sunlit foliage and fresh mowed lawns. Eucalyptus leaf colors of various kinds are created with mixtures of Alpine Green with Naples Yellow Light or Australian Ghost Gum or Australian Blue Gum all of which work well with the color. Back in the man made world colors can be brighter and here Alpine Green shines again. A beautiful range of greens can be made with mixtures of Alpine Green and Permanent Green Light. Considering the versatility and usefulness of this color it is not surprising that the old masters liked using the older version of this color. Fortunately the modern version has all the advantages with none of the problems those earlier painters had to put up with.
Chemical Description: Blend Chlorinated copper phthalocyanine, Arylide yellow & Diarylide yellow
Pigment Numbers: PG7 PY74 PY83
Lightfastness Rating: ASTM I
Pigment Opacity: Transparent
Paint Opacity: Opaque