Matisse Red Light is a pure and clean scarlet red. Because it is even more lightfast than Cadmium Red it can be used with confidence in all painting techniques. When colors are used in very thin washes as in a watercolor style technique, or in very pale tints mixed with white, or outdoors the colors are exposed to their greatest test since they are most likely to fade in these conditions. The pyrrole pigments including PR254 provide the artist with the greatest permanence of any bright red pigments and so can be used with confidence. They may cost a little more than some other reds but as with most things in life you get what you pay for. Like all scarlet light reds it is a valuable color for the artist when mixing colors for painting skin, although it is also useful for general use as a clean bright red within a painting.
Chemical Description: Pyrrole red
Pigment Number: PR254
Lightfastness Rating: ASTM I
Pigment Opacity: Semi-Transparent
Paint Opacity: Semi-Transparent