Nickel Titanate Yellow | Matisse Acrylic Paint

Chemical Description: Nickel titanate yellow

Pigment Number: PY53

Lightfastness Rating: ASTM I

Pigment Opacity: Semi-transparent

Paint Opacity: Semi-transparent

Series 4

Nickel Titanate Yellow | Matisse Acrylic Paint

Introduction to a High-Performance Mineral Pigment


Nickel Titanate Yellow, part of the new class of high-performance mineral pigments, emerged in the 1960s and has gradually established itself as a valuable addition to the artists' pigment family. Its production involves heating oxides of titanium, nickel, and antimony, resulting in a clean and bright semi-transparent lemon yellow.


Advantages Over Traditional Pigments


This pigment offers a significant advancement compared to older pigments in the same shade range, like Yellow Light Hansa, which may be prone to fading, especially in watercolour effects or very light tints. This becomes crucial as transparent yellows are commonly employed in glazing or watercolour washes. The slight additional cost of Nickel Titanate Yellow is justifiable due to its absolute permanence, even in thin washes.


Unprecedented Permanence in Transparent Lemon Yellow


For the first time in art history, achieving a high degree of permanence in thin transparent lemon yellow colours is now possible. While lemon yellow has always been valued for painting flowers, its importance extends to mixing light lime greens and greenish yellows, mimicking the visual effects of sunlight on foliage. In the realm of man-made objects frequently depicted in paintings, from cars to houses, Nickel Titanate Yellow finds versatile application.


Exploring Delicate Transparent Lime Greens


For those seeking delicate transparent lime greens, a blend of Nickel Titanate with Matisse Emerald or Cerulean Blue can yield nuanced shades with added body. This opens up new possibilities for artists to capture the subtleties of nature and man-made elements in their works, marking a significant stride in the evolution of pigment technology.

Safety Data Sheet for Matisse Nickel Titanate Yellow (SDS)

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Nickel Titanate Yellow is available in Matisse Structure, Matisse Flow

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