True Chrome Green Native Green &c Is Found Native In An Impure


state as Chrome Ochre, but is always artificially prepared for artistic

use. Obtained anhydrous by dry modes, this is the only chrome oxide

available in enamelling, and is the one seen on superior porcelain. It

is a cold, sober sage green, deep-toned, opaque, and, although dull,

agreeable to the eye. Its tints with white are peculiarly delicate and

pleasing, possessing a silvery luminous quality, and giving the effect

f atmosphere. Being very dense and powerful, it must be employed with

care to avoid heaviness, and is preferably diluted with a large quantity

of white, or compounded with transparent yellow. In the hands of a

master, this gray-green furnishes lustrous hues with brown pink, Italian

pink, and Indian yellow; three beautiful but fugitive pigments, of

which the two last may be replaced by aureolin. Of this Mr. Penley

observes, "as adapted for the colouring of foliage and herbage, it is

impossible to say too much in its praise. It imparts the vividness and

freshness of nature to every colour with which it is combined;" and he

brackets oxide of chromium with aureolin as a compound hue "extremely

useful." In flat tints, the oxide sometimes does not wash well in water.


being deficient in body, is only eligible in oil. A very pale

greyish-white green in powder, it gives an agreeable yellowish green of

some depth in oil, moderately bright, but not very pure or clear.

We are acquainted with another transparent chrome oxide of far greater

beauty, brightness, purity, and clearness than the above. Of a bluish

green hue, a difficulty in getting it to mix with oil renders it at

present unavailable.