To avoid instant mud in your watercolors, select lightfast Mars Yellow. This semi-transparent brownish yellow is low-staining, an ideal substitute for more transparent, higher staining pigments such as New Gamboge or Yellow Ochre.
A wash of Mars Yellow adds gentle granulation to passages. Color-coordinate paintings using Mars Yellow with a Violet for subtle, muted warm grays.
- ASTM Lightfastness Rating: Excellent
- Transparency: Semi-transparent
- Granulating: Yes
- Staining: Non-staining