Scarlet is a very useful color for the artist. As the warmest red it is the best choice to use if making orange by mixing with yellow. It also shares with the traditional vermilion used by the old masters a crucial role in painting the colors found in Caucasian skins. Pinks made with a cooler red have a limited role in getting good flesh colors, but the salmony colors produced by mixing a light red, or scarlet with white are incredibly useful. That is not to say that mixing up a salmon pink and painting that all over the flesh areas is the best way to go, but rather, (allowing for the fact that skin exhibits a wide range of tones depending on the individual and the lighting conditions), that salmony pinks form one of the more important colors among a gamut that includes ochres, mauves, and other colors.
Chemical Description: Blend Benzimidazolone & Arylide yellow
Pigment Numbers: PR112 PO36
Lightfastness Rating: ASTM II
Pigment Opacity: Transparent
Paint Opacity: Semi-Transparent