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Or Carmine Vermilion Partakes Of A Crimson Hue And Is Adapted








mixed with white, for the rose and lilac-tints of some complexions. Like
other vermilions, however, the colour needs much nicety of management;
and it must not be attempted to further enrich it by admixture of
cochineal lakes. Those colours, as we have remarked, cannot safely be
brought into contact with vermilion, either compounded or as a glaze.
The reds of madder should be substituted for them.

TTITLE EXTRACT OF VERMILION,

A somewhat curious name for a metallic colour, was a peculiar
preparation of the author, possessing in its time certain advantages
over other vermilions, and especially distinguished by a more scarlet
hue. Now, however, extract of vermilion and scarlet vermilion are
synonymous terms.

TTITLE ORANGE VERMILION

Is rather more transparent than ordinary vermilion, with a clear but not
bright orange hue. It also washes better, and is for landscape purposes
more generally useful. Resembling red-lead in appearance, it is not
subject to its changes, being perfectly durable in oil and water. A most
powerful tinger of white, its tints are warmer than red-lead's,
affording delicate carnations similar to those of Titian and Rubens.
This pigment--or, preferably, the succeeding variety--may be employed
with excellent results in scumbling of flesh, for which Sir Joshua
Reynolds improperly used the so-called red orpiment. It dries in simple
linseed oil, but works with best effect in water with a considerable
portion of gum. In speaking of sunset and sunrise clouds, Mr. Penley
observes--"Orange vermilion if used so thin as to get rid of its





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