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Opacity Is A Fine Tone; But It Must Be Remembered That Transparency

is the character of the sunset or sunrise, and hence arises the
difficulty of employing such opaque colour effectively." Before the
introduction of cadmium red, this and the following pigment were the
best and only unexceptionable orange-reds known. It is probable,
however, that the new colour will in a great measure supersede these
latter in cases where transparency is sought. Orange vermilion is often
a mixture, in which case the yellow employed is apt to separate from the
red and float on its surface.


Is a superior preparation to the preceding, being brighter, purer, and
clearer. It possesses also, less opacity, and is not a compound. Both
pigments are rather reds with an orange cast than strictly orange
colours, and are therefore inserted in this chapter.

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