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Natural Orpiment


PY39 CI#77085

Natural Orpiment is a light yellow pigment with a golden glow and arsenic sulfide mineral.

For centuries, orpiment was ground down and used as a pigment in painting and for sealing wax and was even used in ancient China even though it is extreme toxicity.

• toxic

**When using binders to make the pigments into paints, the color may vary.

H301: Toxic if swallowed.
H331: Toxic if inhaled.
H410: Very toxic to aquatic life with long-lasting effects.
Read more here to understand how to handle toxic pigments.

Pigment: Mineral
Light Fastness: 8/8
Suitable for:
• oil paints
• acrylics
• tempera
• gouache
• Thangka
• watercolors