Raw sienna and burnt sienna

raw sienna burnt sienna

Raw sienna and burnt sienna are very versatile and utilized colors in the decorative painter’s palette.

RS – RAW SIENNA

Origins:  A mineral pigment from soil found in Sienna, Italy – thus it’s name.
Color:    a warm, yellowish, earthy tonality with tones of orange
Opacity:  medium transparency
Uses:  Raw sienna, when mixed with UB (ultramarine blue), makes a wonderful, transparent green.  Some specific woodgrain examples are:  pine, burl, satinwood, maple
Used in faux marble techniques such as:  yellow sienna and others

BS – BURNT SIENNA

Color: burnt sienna is made by burning raw sienna in an oven at a high degree.  An oxidation happens with turns it into a warm, reddish brown  (not to be confused with a red oxide (RO), which is red, but a cooler tonality).
Opacity:   It is more transparent than raw sienna and less potent
Uses:  Some specific woodgrain examples are:  mahogany, walnut, pine, rosewood, cherry.
Used in faux marble techniques such as:  cloudy marbles (such as rouge royal, cerfontaine, Saint Remy, and languedoc), verronese red, and yellow sienna.

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