YELLOW Art Supply Pigment Database Watercolor Acrylic Ink Pencil Color Chart Swatch
Artist reference guide to Yellow pigments in art supplies. Color chart swatch cards of common pigments in watercolor, acrylic paint, inks and pencils. Includes lightfast or fugitive information, index by pigment number code, brand, manufacturer color name, how the color appears in masstone (full strength) or diluted (with water). Each image displays opacity, lifting (erasing with a damp brush), and layering (glazing a second coat after the first has dried).
PY1 , PY3 , PY14 , PY17 , PY35 , PY37 , PY40 , PY42 , PY43 , PY47 , PY53 , PY65 , PY74 , PY81 , PY83 , PY97 , PY110 , PY119 , PY128 , PY129 , PY139 , PY150 , PY151 , PY154 , PY159 , PY175 , PY184 , PY216
PY1 Hansa Yellow G:
Non-hazardous (low to no toxicity in humans). Typically fugitive (LF V / BW 5). Hansa Yellow G was first synthesized & produced in Germany in 1911.
PY3 Hansa Yellow 10G:
Also known as Lemon Yellow or Hansa Yellow Light. Non-hazardous (low to no toxicity in humans). Typically lightfast (LF II / BW 7). Hansa Yellow 10G has origins dating back to the early 1900's in Germany, and was intended to be a replacement for the Cadmium yellows used at that time.
PY14 Diarylide Yellow AAOT:
PY17 Diarylide Yellow 17:
PY35 Cadmium Yellow:
PY37 Cadmium Yellow:
Also called Cobalt Yellow or Aureolin. This pigment has a LFII rating, and is more stable in oil or acrylic binder than it is in watercolor form. Avoid this pigment in watercolor paints, it is fugitive.The color not only fades, but over the course of a year my lightfast test for Daniel Smith's Cobalt Yellow (Aureolin) has started to discolor towards a dirty grayish brown hue.
PY42 Yellow Iron Oxide:
PY43 Natural Yellow Iron Oxide:
PY47 Lead Titanate: *Note:
This toxic, lead based, pigment is extremely unlikely to have been used in the following Prima Confetti mixture. It's more likely that their product has a typo on it.
PY53 Nickel Antimony Titanium Yellow Rutile:
PY65 Hansa Yellow 65:
PY74 Arylide Yellow 5GX:
PY81 Diarylide Yellow H10G:
PY83 Diarylide Yellow HR:
PY97 Diarylide Yellow FGL:
PY110 Isoindolinone Yellow:
PY119 Zinc Iron Yellow:
PY128 Azo Condensation Yellow:
PY129 Irgazin Yellow:
PY139 Isoindoline Yellow:
PY150 Nickel Azo Yellow:
PY151 Benzimidazolone Yellow H4G:
PY154 Benzimidazolone Yellow 154:
PY159 Zirconium Praesodymium Silicate Yellow:
PY175 Benzimidazolone Yellow H6G:
PY184 Bismuth Vanadate Yellow:
PY216 Solaplex Yellow:
Swatch card template
available for download here
, or get the rubber stamp here
. Swatch cards were painted on Legion Black or Arches Cold Press 100% cotton watercolor paper. Paper and brushes are available at Jackson's or Amazon here:
Where to buy art supplies shown on this page:
The following affiliate links are to places I have purchased my art materials. When available I'll include multiple reputable stores so you can compare and decide where you'd like to shop. Dick Blick ("DB" links below) is a large art supply chain store here in the USA that ships worldwide. Jackson's ("Jack" links below) is a great UK based art supply store which also ships worldwide, but carries some harder to find European products with quick low cost shipping to the USA. Amazon USA ("Ama" links below) often offers unique brands, including small business and Chinese off brand watercolor sets, that can not be found anywhere else. As an Amazon associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Arches 100% cotton cold press 140# watercolor paper is one of the most durable surfaces for technical pen, scrubbing and lifting. It's surface sizing (coating) and texture is a good middle ground compared to the extremes of different brands. Due to these traits, and it being around for long enough to be the most commonly recommended paper for professionals, all of my swatches are done on this paper for consistency. Only white (and mica paints that do not show up on white) use the Legion Black paper instead. I buy my arches paper at Blick, and if you are in the USA this is likely the most affordable place to buy it: https://shrsl.com/2765w
Alpha by brand shopping directory:
Daniel Smith watercolors -- available on DB
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