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Maimeri 'Terre Grezze' Italian Natural Earth Coarsely Ground Colours
These Italian "Terre Grezze" (natural earth) colours have been created from the ancient pigments used to decorate the monuments and facades of palaces throughout Italy and are reflected in colours of Roman houses, Venetian palaces and of the Umbrian and Tuscan hill-towns. The composition of this range is similar to those of the shades used by the old masters Tiziano, Tiepolo and others. Although the milled grain size of the dispersed pigments is larger than for other Classico colours, natural earth oil colours can be used alone or mixed with any oil colour to produce a denser, full-bodied oil colour that appears to give a more opaque, natural tone due to a different refraction of light. Italian Natural Earth colours are not only for traditional techniques but also satisfy the needs of contemporary artistic expression.
Please note that these are coarsley ground oil colours and exhibit different characteristics to modern, triple-milled oil colours. Your techniques will have to be adjusted accordingly. These paints are best suited for use by experienced oil painters.