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Mussini Naples Yellow Light
36RCW#2.07.5, Opaque, Yel/s

Opposite color, Mussini Cobalt Blue Light, Opaque
Naples yellow in any degree of color will never make a dark neutral
only the lighter grays can be made.

  Naples Yellow is made of antimony lead, a very dense pigment, denser than Lead White.  The higher it is fired the darker it gets and the more expensive it is. There were about six shades of Naples Yellow that were popular, including..
  • a YYYC tint (Yellow-yellow Green)
  • a YYYY tint (Yellow)
  • a YYYM tint (Yellow-Orange)
  • a YYMM tint (Red)
Naples Yellow dark opaque is still a tint, orange-brown/s. Rublev by Natural Pigments makes a reddish purple Naples Yellow dark opaque.

Naples Yellow was a basic flesh tone. Because it was so expensive, Lead-Tin Yellow, was a replacement during hard times, as when Rembrandt was alive. Today it is usually just a composition color and not nearly as opaque. Go for the gold and get the real thing, color is everything!

See Naples Yellow Deep and it's opposite color in a new window.

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Naples Yellow Light Green Gold Transparent
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