A warm honey-bronze color with lustrous sparkle provided by very fine films of iron oxide.
The fibrous, fairly fragile Bronzite stone from Brazil is occasionally used in jewelry but excels as a watercolor pigment. It's a warm golden-brown in masstone - somewhere between ochre and sienna, but distinctly different - that lets down into pale washes of soft, always warm, sandy beige. In a wash on cold press or rough paper, the brown settles out of this intriguing special-effect color.
- ASTM Lightfastness Rating: Excellent
- Transparency: Transparent
- Staining: Non-Staining
- Granulating: Yes