Green Grey(Antique) is a soft gray color similar to the traditional Davy’s Grey but without the grittiness and weakness that pigment is prone to. Neutral colors are very common in nature and so the artist is constantly using them. It is possible to mix them all from brighter colors but the convenience of having certain standard gray tube colors on hand like this one and Payne’s Grey has made them very popular colors for more than 150 years. Henry Davy was an artist who made a living teaching art and making etchings and watercolors of romantic ruins of stone buildings in the south of England. This architectural interest lead his interest in a pigment made of ground up slate with Yellow Ochre and Black to give it a greenish character to reproduce the color of stone ruins. The color itself proved popular amongst landscape artists but few liked the grittiness of the color. Davy is probably better known these days because of his color than for his humble artworks. Modern fashions have moved on too and we no longer paint a lot of romantic ruins and yet greenish grays tend to be generally useful in landscape painting.
Chemical Description: Blend Titanium dioxide, chlorinated copper phthalocyanine & Iron oxide black
Pigment Numbers: PW6 PBk11 PG7
Lightfastness Rating: ASTM I
Pigment Opacity: Opaque
Paint Opacity: Opaque