Madder Lake, Natural extraction
It's a lake derived from the extract of the madder plant's root (rubia tintorum) which principal coloring substance is alizarin plus purpurin which is fading. It is one of the most stable natural pigments. It was in use by the ancient Egyptians for coloring textiles and then was continuously used until today.
**When using binders to make the pigments into paints, the color may vary.
Light Fastness: 7/8
• oil paints