Use: lime, wax, paint, plaster, fresco, glaze, cement, fine arts, flour painting.
This pigment is powder. For use in Artistic painting, it should be finely ground in a mortar before mixing with the binder.
Flaxseed oil: Dilute the powder in a little turpentine before adding it to the linseed oil.
water-based paint / lime paste: dilute the pigment in a little water to make it liquid before adding it to the paint.
lime powder / cement / plaster: incorporate the pigment directly, then mix in order to stain all of your binder.
recommended dosage: The maximum dosage is 10% relative to the binder used. Above 10%, it is recommended to incorporate fixers and adjuvants (use lime).
If you want to lighten a pigment, before coloring a transparent binder (linseed oil, wax, acrylic binder, caparol, flour ...), you can mix it with white tiona.
Color: orange red with a transparent binder. With a white binder, we get a light apricot hue.
This pigment is 100% natural.
Made in France.
History: l'ocre abricot de Puisaye is made from the ocre jaune de Puisaye, extracted in the Puisaye quarries in Bourgogne, then crushed and packaged in the factory of Société des Ocres de France in APT. Bourgogne Ocherriers and Provence Ocherriers have been historically linked for more than a century.
Mid-nineteenth century, the oily industry is at its peak: production reaches 18,000 tons and is exported worldwide.
From 1875, the ore becomes more and more rare and more expensive. We must proceed to underground extraction by wells and galleries. Operating costs increase.
After 30 years of quasi-monopoly, the ocher of Bourgogne strongly feels the competition of the ochres of Vaucluse, exploited open-air in the communes of Gargas, Gignac, Mormoiron, Roussillon, Rustrel, Saint-Pantaléon, Villars and Villes-sur- Auzon.
Several Puisaye operators, including Gustave Parquin and Georges Lechiche, have long been convinced of the need to merge the various companies into one because of the competition of too many operators.
They achieve their ends by succeeding in convincing most of their colleagues in two stages: by forming May 1, 1892, the Comptoir des Ocres in Bougogne, then the société des Ocres de France.