Cadmium Yellow is now manufactured in a wide range of shades but the one we call Cadmium Yellow Medium is close to the original yellow first used in Paris back in the 1820’s. It is useful for mixing with reds to make orange. Golden yellows are common in nature from ripening wheat to beautiful bright coloured flowers. and it It can be used to “lift” ochre when showing sunlight effects anywhere in nature. There is good reason why there are few artists who do not have a tube of this reliable friend in their paintbox.
Chemical Description: Cadmium zinc sulphide
Pigment Number: PY35
Lightfastness Rating: ASTM I
Pigment Opacity: Opaque
Paint Opacity: Opaque