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Brown, Pink, and Indigo. Haw Umber and Indigo. Italian Italian YELLOW TINTS Yellow Ochre and Lake. Yellow Ochre and Light Red. Yellow Ochre and Vandyke Brown- CHAPTER IX. OF THE PRIMARY COLOURS. * YELLOW is the first of the primary or simple colours, nearest in relation to, and partaking most of the nature of, the neutral white, mixed with which it affords the * This celestial light revealed to men, finds its natural symbol in the light which shines on earth ; the heat and the brightness of the sun designate the love cf God which animates the heart, and the wisdom which enlightens the intellect.

THE GRAMMAR OF COLOURING. 52 CHAPTER XL BLUE. THE third and last of the primary or simple colours is which bears the same relation to shade that yellow does to light hence it is the most retiring and diffusive of all colours, except purple and black and all colours have the power of throwing it back in painting, in blue, ; ; greater or less degree, in proportion to the intimacy of their relations to light ; first white, then yellow, orange, red, &c. Blue alone possesses entirely the quality technically called coldness in colouring, and it communicates this property variously to all other colours with which it be compounded.

Is It is rarely introduced in oil-painting, eligible therein. means soon changed light, though not subject to and is by no THE GRAMMAR OF COLOURING. 33 INDIAN YELLOW Is a pigment long employed in India under tlie name many years been introduced gene- Ptvree, but has not It is imported in the rally into painting in Europe. form, of balls, and is of a fetid odour. However pro- duced, it appears to be an urio-phosphate of lime, of a beautiful pure yellow colour, and light powdery texture ; of greater body and depth than gamboge, but inferior in these respects to gall-stone.

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