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Enkaustikos Encaustic Paint Color Line


Enkaustikos encaustic paints are made from the finest ingredients: we select the most beautiful pigments, the finest Damar Resin, and United States Pharmaceutical Grade (USP) Refined Natural Beeswax. Our paints contain no bleach or synthetic adulterants whatsoever. Using these main ingredients, we manufacture a full color range of professional encaustic paints.  85 colors to date are being milled on our state-of-the-art milling system. All of our color names are based on the actual pigments utilized in the paint-making process so as an artist, you will know what exactly what you are working with. Scroll down this page to view color swatches and read detailed descriptions of each of our colors. 

All colors are available in all product lines, unless otherwise noted.

You can also download our color chart here: Enkaustikos Color Chart PDF

Pigment Light Fastness Rating:  I Excellent     II Good     III Poor


Alizarin Crimson
PR83
Transparent
Series 4
Lightfastness: III
PIGMENT: Anthraquinone Aluminum Hydrate

Alizarin Crimson is a single pigment paint that is deep transparent red much like bordeaux with a warm undertone. Alizarin Crimson has a moderately strong tinting strength. While Alizarin Crimson leans to the bluer side on the color wheel, our milling capabilities shear this pigment to such a degree that the warm undertones are truly revealed, resulting in an absolutely clean and vibrant paint. Alizarin Crimson is in our Academy Set.


Anthraquinone Blue
PB60

Transparent
Series 6
Lightfastness: I
PIGMENT: Indanthrone

Anthraquinone Blue is a single pigment paint that is very dark, transparent blue. It has a moderately strong tinting strength, yet is easily controlled when creating mixes. Also known as Indanthrone Blue, this blue is more commonly associated with an indigo. This blue is reminiscent of the night sky when extended with wax medium, maintaining lots of depth and richness as well.  Even though has a slightly reddish cast it is equally suited to mixing deep purples as well as deep greens. When mixed with white it tends to grey out to a "navy", and if bluish grey is what you are looking for, try mixing it with any of the umbers and wax medium. It has completely different properties than the Phthalo Blues, Ultramarine or Prussian Blue, making it a necessity to our paint line. Anthraquinone Blue is in our Contemporary Set


Anthraquinone Orange
PO43
Semi-Transparent
Series 6
Lightfastness: I
PIGMENT: Anthraquinone Orange


Anthraquinone Orange is a single pigment paint that is deep, semi-transparent orange with a very high tinting strength. This paint is an excellent addition to the palette where the desire is to mix vibrant transparent colors. Because of the transparent nature of this pigment, glazing is easily achieved. Mixing with other transparent colors such as Bismuth Yellow, Alizarin Crimson, and Quinacridone Red will result in extremely intense warm hues. Add a touch of white for instant cooling effects. Mixed with it’s compliment of Phthalo Blue Green Shade will result in the darkest chocolate tone, an optical black. Anthraquinone Orange is in our Contemporary Set. Click here to see Anthraquinone color mixes with our other organic pigments.
Antique Bronze Pearl
Mica Particles
Semi-Transparent
Series 3
Lightfastness: I
PIGMENT: Titanium Dioxide Coated Mica Particles

 
Antique Bronze Pearl is a metallic paint with a deep, warm, bronzy shimmer. All of the paints in our metallic and opal series can be mixed together to create unique metallic effects. In order to maintain the metallic effects when mixing with other colors, choose from the transparent paint line. Semi-transparent and opaque paints can and will obscure the metallic qualities. The metallic pigment particles are heavy and will settle easily if melted in a container, so make sure to stir the metallic paints when using to get good pigment distribution. Antique Bronze Pearl is available in or 5-piece Metallic Hot Sticks Set. Click here to read about our metallic series.
Antique Copper Pearl
Mica Particles
Semi-Transparent
Series 3
Lightfastness: I
PIGMENT: Titanium Dioxide Coated Mica Particles


Antique Copper Pearl has a deep reddish brown metallic shimmer.  All of the paints in our metallic and opal series can be mixed together to create unique metallic effects. In order to maintain the metallic effects when mixing with other colors, choose from the transparent paint line. Semi-transparent and opaque paints can and will obscure the metallic qualities. The metallic pigment particles are heavy and will settle easily if melted in a container, so make sure to stir the
metallic paints when using to get good pigment distribution. Antique Copper Pearl is available in or 5-piece Metallic Hot Sticks Set. Click here to read about our metallic series.

Antique Gold Pearl
Mica Particles
Semi-Transparent
Series 3
Lightfastness: I
PIGMENT: Titanium Dioxide Coated Mica Particles


Antique Gold Pearl has a muted golden metallic shimmer with noticeable gold flakes.  All of the paints in our metallic and opal series can be mixed together to create unique metallic effects. In order to maintain the metallic effects when mixing with other colors, choose from the transparent paint line. Semi-transparent and opaque paints can and will obscure the metallic qualities. The metallic pigment particles are heavy and will settle easily if melted in a container, so make sure to stir the metallic paints when using to get good pigment distribution. Antique Gold Pearl is available in or 5-piece Metallic Hot Sticks. Click here to read about our metallic series.
Antique Silver Pearl
Mica Particles
Semi-Transparent
Series 3
Lightfastness: I
PIGMENT: Titanium Dioxide Coated Mica Particles


Antique Silver Pearl is a cool, softened silver metallic shimmer, much like polished silver.  All of the paints in our metallic and opal series can be mixed together to create unique metallic effects. In order to maintain the metallic effects when mixing with other colors, choose from the transparent paint line. Semi-transparent and opaque paints can and will obscure the metallic qualities. The metallic pigment particles are heavy and will settle easily if melted in a container, so make sure to stir the metallic paints when using to get good pigment distribution. Antique Silver Pearl is available in or 5-piece Metallic Hot Sticks Set. Click here to read about our metallic series.
Bismuth Yellow
PY184
Semi-Transparent
Series 5
Lightfastness: I
PIGMENT: Bismuth Vanadate Yellow


Bismuth Yellow is a single pigment paint that is very clean, vibrant yellow with a high tinting strength and it is semi-transparent. Bismuth Yellow is great for mixing because of its natural clarity. It is an alternative to Cadmium Yellow Light, which it is most similar. The difference being that it is slightly cooler and when used to mix with other transparent paints will maintain translucency. Bismuth Yellow is in our Hot Cakes Intro Set and Academy Set and our Primary hot Sticks Set.

Bohemian Green Earth
PG23
Transparent
Series 2
Lightfastness: I
PIGMENT: Celadonite [Green Shade] (Antiquity)

Bohemian Green Earth is single pigment paint. It is a Terre Verte.  A definition of Terre Verte (ter'vert) is any of several green earths or clays containing iron silicates used as a green pigment by artists.  Bohemian Green Earth is perfect in the historical palette and is commonly used in glazing techniques.  Bohemian Green Earth has a surprising rich yellow undertone, whereas the mass tone is a subtler earthen Olive Green. Bohemian Green Earth has a moderately low tinting strength and is in our Extended Portrait Hot Cakes Set.


Bohemian Orange
PBr24
Semi-Transparent
Series 2
Lightfastness: I
PIGMENT: Chrome Antimony Titanium Rutile


Bohemian Orange is single pigment paint and an earthy orange not to be overlooked.  It is a semi-transparent pigment great for glazing and mixing.  The beauty of paint like Bohemian Orange is that it can also be used straight, without losing its allure. It is often referred to as Gold Ochre and as Naples Yellow Deep. What ever you want to call it, if you are inclined towards an earthy, subtle palette, this paint is a must. Bohemian Orange has a moderate tinting strength and is in our Extended Academy Hot Cakes Set and our Jewel Tone Hot Sticks Set.

  Bone Black
PBk 9
Opaque
Series 1
Lightfastness: I
PIGMENT: Carbonized Bones (Amorphous Carbon)


Bone Black is a single pigment paint and is a dense black with slightly warm undertones. Considered opaque and a good choice for tinting and mixing with other colors. Other names you might know this pigment by are Ivory Black and Lamp Black. Bone Black is in our Contemporary Hot Cakes Set and our Primaries Hot Sticks Set.



Brilliant Yellow Pale
PW6/PY53
Opaque
Series 2
Lightfastness: I
PIGMENT: Nickel Antimony Titanium Yellow Rutile, Titanium Dioxide Rutile

Brilliant Yellow Pale is an Enkaustikos blend of pigments. Brilliant Yellow Pale is a very light and opaque yellow. This blend of pigments is ideal for mixing when lightening is desired without the cooling effects of a pure titanium white. Brilliant Yellow Pale is in our Portrait Tone & Extended Portrait Hot Cakes Sets, as well as our Light Tones Hot Sticks Set.
  Burnt Sienna
P
Br7
Semi-Transparent
Series 1
Lightfastness: I
PIGMENT: Calcined Natural Iron Oxide


Burnt Sienna is a single pigment paint and considered an imperative for the traditional palette and invaluable for toning portrait colors. Burnt Sienna is a rich, earthy brown with reddish undertones. It is semi-transparent and has a moderate tinting strength. Burnt Sienna is in our Academy, Extended Portrait and Classic Painter’s Choice Hot Cakes Set and in our Primaries Hot Sticks Set.


  Burnt Umber
PBr7
Semi-Transparent
Series 1
Lightfastness: I
PIGMENT: Calcined Natural Iron Oxide containing Manganese

Burnt Umber is a single pigment paint. It is a rich, deep, earth brown that fits beautifully on the traditional palette as well as on the portrait palette. It is a semi- transparent color that also perfect for creating warm glazes. Burnt Umber has a moderate tinting strength. Burnt Umber is in our Earth Tones Hot Sticks Set.

Cadmium Maroon
PR108
Opaque
Series 2
Lightfastness: I
PIGMENT: CP Cadmium Sulf-Selenide


Cadmium Maroon is a single pigment paint. It is a very opaque and dense paint that has a vibrant burgundy hue. As with all cadmiums it has a strong tinting strength. Cadmium Maroon has quickly become a favorite for use in encaustic printmaking. Cadmium Maroon is in our Rich Tones Hot Sticks Set.

  Cadmium Orange
PO20
Opaque
Series 4
Lightfastness: I
PIGMENT: CP Cadmium Sulf-Selenide


Cadmium Orange is a single pigment paint. It is a vibrant orange that is opaque and has a strong tinting strength.

 

  Cadmium Red Deep
PR108
Opaque
Series 5
Lightfastness: I
PIGMENT: CP Cadmium Sulf-Selenide



Cadmium Red Deep is an opaque pigment with strong tinting strength. A royal red which hints subtly towards blue. A real cherry of a red.

  Cadmium Red Light
PR108
Opaque
Series 5
Lightfastness: I
PIGMENT: CP Cadmium Sulf-Selenide



Cadmium Red Light is an opaque color with a strong tinting strength. This is a classic choice for the traditional palette. Cadmium Red Light holds onto a slight orange note which is great when mixing warm hues, and useful for neutralizing cool colors.

  Cadmium Red Medium
PR108
Opaque
Series 5
Lightfastness: I
PIGMENT: CP Cadmium Sulf-Selenide



Cadmium Red Medium is an opaque pigment with a strong tinting strength. It is the closest to a "stop sign" red Enkaustikos can offer.

  Cadmium Red Vermilion
PO20
Opaque
Series 5
Lightfastness: I
PIGMENT: CP Cadmium Sulf-Selenide


Cadmium Red Vermillion is an intense and vibrant orange-red. It is opaque and has a strong tinting strength. This same pigment is used in other art mediums and frequently refered to as Scarlet Red or Scarlet Vermillion. Cadmium Red Vermillion is a single pigment that fits naturally between Cadmium Orange and Cadmium Red Light.

Cadmium Yellow Deep
PY35
Opaque
Series 4
Lightfastness: I
PIGMENT: CP Cadmium Sulfide



Cadmium Yellow Deep is right on the cusp of being called orange. It has a strong tinting strength, but is mellow enough to use straight. It is an opaque pigment, even still it can make a clean glaze where it tends more towards a yellow hue than orange.

  Cadmium Yellow Light
PY35
Opaque
Series 4
Lightfastness: I
PIGMENT: CP Cadmium Sulfide



Cadmium Yellow Light is an opaque pigment with a strong tinting strength. A bright and energetic color often times referred to as a lemon yellow.



  Cadmium Yellow Medium
PY35
Opaque
Series 4
Lightfastness: I
PIGMENT: CP Cadmium Sulfide



Cadmium Yellow Medium is a very opaque paint hinting towards orange on the color wheel. This paint is made from a single pigment and not from combining Cadmium Yellow Light and Deep. Like all Cadmiums, it has a strong tinting strength. 


 

Caput Mortuum
PR101
Semi-Transparent
Series 2
Lightfastness: I
PIGMENT: Natural Hematite Iron Oxide


Caput Mortuum is an iron oxide pigment. It is a deep transparent mauve brown with a low tinting strength. When tinted with whites the mauve tone becomes more prevalent. The original Caput Motuum pigment was made from ground up mummies, however that practice was discontinued in the 1800''s. Other names for Caput Mortuum are Cardinal Purple, Egyptian Brown and Mummy Brown. Great for glazing or for use in tonal paintings and portraiture.

  Cerulean Blue
PB36:1

Opaque
Series 5
Lightfastness: I
PIGMENT: Oxides of Cobalt & Chromium



Cerulean Blue is an all time favorite. Our Cerulean is deeper than most and tints out beautifully with Titanium White. Cerulean Blue has a moderate to strong tinting strength. Mix with Bismuth Yellow or Cadmium Yellow Light for striking spring greens.

  Chromium Oxide Green
PG17
Opaque
Series 2
Lightfastness: I
PIGMENT: Anhydrous Chromium Sesquioxide


Chromium Oxide Green is a rich opaque earthy green. This green has a warm masstone, almost olive in nature, but has a cool undertone. When lightened with Titanium White it takes on a silvery green hue. An easy color to use in mixes as it does not over power.

  Citron Green
PY184 PBk9
Semi-Transparent

Series 2
Lightfastness: I
PIGMENT: Bismuth Vanadate Yellow, Amorphous Carbon

Citron Green is one of Enkaustikos few composite colors. It is an opaque paint with a fairly strong tinting strength. It has a slight acidic tinge to it and is more of a yellowish green hue. Beautiful used by itself, but also nice for mixing warm greens and earthy oranges.

 

Cobalt Aqua
PG50
Semi-Transparent
Series 5
Lightfastness: I
PIGMENT:
Cobalt Titinate Green



Cobalt Aqua is a semi transparent paint with moderate tinting strength. Cobalt Aqua is considered a green in the pigment family of Cobalt. It is a beautiful bright mid toned color that has enough of a blue cast to be considered a light turquoise or teal. This pigment, when used to make other types of paints such as oils, acrylic or watercolor is often named Cobalt Teal, Cobalt Turquoise Light, and Cobalt Teal Bright.


 

  Cobalt Blue
 
P
B28
Semi-Transparent
Series 5
Lightfastness: I
PIGMENT:
Oxides of Cobalt & Aluminum



Cobalt Blue is a semi-transparent pigment with moderate tinting strength. Cobalt Blue is a slightly cooler blue that is a classic choice for the traditional palette. A great mixer, especially for blue sky colors, but not too bold to be used alone either.

  Cobalt Blue Light
PB28 PW6
Semi-Transparent
Series 3
Lightfastness: I
PIGMENT:
Oxides of Cobalt & Aluminum, Titanium Dioxide Rutile



Cobalt Blue Light is one of a few composite paints that Enkaustikos manufactures. It is an opaque ultra pale blue. Enkaustikos produces composite colors for the sole purpose of being able to provide you with consistency with shades that are most convenient for the palette.

  Cobalt Green
PG50
Opaque
Series 5
Lightfastness: I
PIGMENT:
Cobalt Titinate Green Spinel



Cobalt Green is proably the closest paint we have that could be called a Kelly Green. Cobalt Green is opaque but only has a moderate tinting strength so it is easily altered to go warmer or cooler depending on your palette. If tinting with white alone, it will take on a cool minty shade.
  Cobalt Green Light
PG50
Semi-Transparent
Series 5
Lightfastness: I
PIGMENT: Cobalt Titinate Green Spinel



Cobalt Green Light is semi-transparent and has a low tinting strength. A very mellow green that is perfect just the way it is, no need to alter this color. This is a single pigment paint that is lighter than the Cobalt Green, in other words, no white added. It is also a slightly cooler green.

  Cobalt Teal Green
PB36
Opaque
Series 5
Lightfastness: I
PIGMENT:
Cobalt Chromite Blue-Green Spinel



Cobalt Teal Green is an opaque paint. It is a deeper, almost smoky blue green. It is a rich pigment but low in intensity. This is a pure pigment paint and has a moderate tinting strength. To make a stunning soft aqua, simply add white.  

  Cobalt Turquoise Blue
PB36
Semi-Transparent
Series 2
Lightfastness: I
PIGMENT:
Cobalt Chromite Blue-Green Spinel


Cobalt Turquoise Blue is an opaque paint. It is dark in value, rich and jewel like. Suitable for glazing where a more vibrant lighter turquoise color is desired. 

  Cobalt Violet
PV14
Transparent
Series 6
Lightfastness: I
PIGMENT:
Cobalt Phosphate


Cobalt Violet is more of a transparent cobalt. It is a delicate purple with hints of red. Cobalt Violet has a low to moderate tinting strength. A perfect choice for making glazes. For a transparent pale lilac color, use zinc white.


  Dioxazine Purple
PV23
Transparent
Series 6
Lightfastness: II
PIGMENT:
Carbazole Dioxazine

Dioxazine Purple is a very deep purple that has a very strong tinting strength. It is transparent and has a a high chroma. Makes a great glaze where you are able to really appreciate the purple. In mass tone it is so dark it looks black. Dioxazine Purple can have a bluish cast or reddish cast, ours leans more towards a reddish purple. Another name for this pigment is Egyptian Violet. It is a royal color.

  Dioxazine Purple Light
PV23/PW6
Opaque
Series 6
Lightfastness: II
PIGMENT:
Carbazole Dioxazine, Titanium Dioxide Rutile

Rochester, NY is known for its abundance of lilacs in the spring, one of the reasons we are known as the Flower City.  It would have been easy to call Dioxazine Purple Light a name like Lilac since that is what it looks like. The opacity of this paint keeps it from being a delicate color, but it is not bold either.  Used in abundance it can come across as somewhat of a neutral.
  French Ultramarine Light
PB29/PW6
Semi-Transparent

Series 2
Lightfastness: I
PIGMENT:
Complex Silicate of Sodium & Aluminum with Sulfur & Titanium Dioxide Rutile

This is a soft clear cornflower blue.  A delicate, semi transparent hue that is so beautiful you might hesitate to mix with other paints.  If you do, you will find it has a low to moderate tinting strength. 

  Golden Bronze Metallic
Mica Particles

Semi-Transparent

Series 4
Lightfastness: I
PIGMENT:
Titanium Dioxide Coated Mica Particles

We could easily call this paint "credit card gold", it is almost a perfect match.
  Golden Brown
PBk12
Semi-Transparent

Series 2
Lightfastness: I
PIGMENT:
Oxides of Iron, Aluminum, Titanium

Golden Brown is a subtle butterscotch shade of light brown.  It is semi transparent and has a low tinting strength. Easily enhanced by other warm tones. When extended with Wax Medium it makes a glaze that is nice for giving an antique appearance.

 
  Golden Buff Titanium
PW6/PBk12
Opaque

Series 2
Lightfastness: I
PIGMENT:
Oxides of Iron, Aluminum, Titanium Dioxide Rutile

Golden Buff Titanium is similar to Light Buff Titanium only with a distinct warm cast. It can be easily used in place of Titanium White to avoid the “cooling off” effect that Titanium White can sometimes impart. Golden Buff Titanium is a composite color made for the convenience of consistency.
   
Graphite
PBK10
Opaque
Series 2
Lightfastness: I
Pigment: Graphite
   
  Indian Yellow
PY110
Semi-Transparent

Series 4
Lightfastness: I
PIGMENT:
Isoindolinone

Our Indian Yellow is not a mixture of pigments; it is one of 69 single pigment paints that Enkaustikos manufactures. Indian Yellow is a semi-transparent pigment that has a vibrant orange mass tone, when extended with wax medium it yields a truly unique, glowing and vibrant yellow undertone. Even though it is semi-transparent, our Indian Yellow has a very high tinting strength. It is best to extend with Wax Medium or XD Wax Medium to experience the full potential of this color.

  Italian Golden Ochre
PY43
Semi-Transparent

Series 2
Lightfastness: I
PIGMENT:
Nathural Hydrated Iron Oxide

Italian Golden Ochre is a semi-transparent paint similar to our Yellow Ochre only slightly lighter, and more transparent.  This paint is best used when extended with Wax Medium or XD Wax Medium to reveal the luminescent golden warmth. Italian Golden Ochre is in our Enkaustikos Hot Cakes Glazing Set.
  Jaune Brilliant
PO20/PW6
Opaque

Series 3
Lightfastness: I
PIGMENT:
  CP Cadmium Sulfo-Selenide Titanium Dioxide Rutile



A blended, opaque paint, Juane Brilliant is as rich as a Georgia peach in fresh cream. Actually, more like a Dreamsicle. Juane Brilliants will vary from one paint maker to another slightly. Some are more towards yellow and other more towards orange, but all are light in value.  Our Juane Brilliant favors the orange.
  Jet Black
PBk28
Semi-Transparent

Series 2
Lightfastness: I
PIGMENT:
Copper Chromite Black

Jet Black is semi transparent black that is cool in nature. Useful in toning down other paints without concern for it being over powering.
  Light Buff Titanium
PW6
Opaque

Series 1
Lightfastness: I
PIGMENT:
Titanium Dioxide Rutile

Light Buff Titanium is an unbleached version of Titanium White. Commonly used for mixing, but also used by itself when the stark whiteness of Titanium White is not desired. It is a nice addition to the portrait and earth tone palette.
  Mars Terracotta
PR101
Opaque

Series 1
Lightfastness: I
PIGMENT:
Inorganic Metal Oxide

Mars Terracotta is a deep, dense, opaque orange earth; color between orange and brown. Terracotta means baked earth.
  Mars Venetian Red
PR101
Opaque

Series 1
Lightfastness: I
PIGMENT:
Inorganic Metal Oxide

Mars Venetian Red is a deep, dense, opaque earth red. Like all Mars pigments, they cool off easily with the addition of white. Mars Venetian Red is an excellent addition to the historical pigment palette.
  Micaceous Iron Oxide
PR101
Semi-Transparent

Series 4
Lightfastness: I
PIGMENT:
Specular Hematite Ore

  Midtone Gray
PB29/PW6/PR112/PY184

Opaque

Series 2
Lightfastness: I
PIGMENT:
Titanium Dioxide Rutiile, Comples Silicate of Sodium & Aluminum w/ Sulfur, Napthols AS-D, Bismuth Vandate Yellow

Opaque, mid-toned grey with a tilt towards blue, a neutral color which is not to be overlooked!
  Naphthol Red
PR112
Semi-Transparent

Series 5
Lightfastness: I
PIGMENT:
Naphthol AS-D

We have found Naphthol Red to be a most versatile Red, especially when artists are looking for the Cadmium “look” but with a more translucency ability. Naphthol Red is a super high tinting strength red that is most similar to Cadmium Red Medium in hue.  It is slightly cooler than Cadmium Red Medium, but does not grey off to the degree that Cadmiums will do when mixed with other colors.  Naphthol Red is in our Enkaustikos Hot Cakes Introductory and Academy Sets. Because Naphthol Red is semi-transparent in nature it is suitable for glazing as well.
  Naples Yellow Hue
PW6/PBr24/PY53
Semi-Transparent

Series 3
Lightfastness: I
PIGMENT:
Titanium Dioxide Rutile, Nickel & Chrome Antimony Titanium Rutile



Our Naples Yellow Hue is a composite of pigments specifically created to address the needs of the artist. If you look at Naples Yellow paints in oils and other encaustic manufacturers, you will see there is a range from the palest muted yellows to deep yellows with a slight orange note. Since we already manufacture several pale yellows, we wanted to provide you with a deeper yellow with a slight orange cast. Our Naples Yellow is a sophisticated hue great for the historical palette.
  Naples Yellow Reddish
PW6/PBr24
Opaque

Series 2
Lightfastness: I
PIGMENT:
Chrome Antimony Titanium Dioxide Rutile

Our Naples Yellow Reddish is a composite of pigments specifically created to address the needs of the artist. If you look at Naples Yellow paints in oils and other encaustic manufacturers, you will see there is a range from the palest muted yellows to deep yellows with a slight orange note. Since we already manufacture several pale yellows, we wanted to provide you with a Naples Yellow with a slight reddish cast. Naples Yellow Reddish is in our Enkaustikos Hot Cakes Portrait Set and Extended Portrait Set. Naples Yellow Reddish was formerly called Portrait Tone 1. 
  Nickel Titanate Yellow
PY53
Transparent

Series 2
Lightfastness: I
PIGMENT:
Nickel Antimony Titanium Dioxide Rutile



Nickel Titanate Yellow is a delicate, subtle, soft yellow. It is a transparent pigment with a low tinting strength. A nice paint choice for quieting down almost any other paint, but perfect as a stand alone.
Opal Aquamarine
Mica Particles
Semi-Transparent

Series 6
Lightfastness: I
PIGMENT:
Titanium Dioxide Coated Mica Particles

Opal Aquamarine has a shimmery turquoise hue with a warm undertone. The Opal Series are not meant to be used for mixing as this will affect the translucency and interference attributes of these paints. The pigment particles are heavy and will settle easily, so make sure to stir the opals to get good pigment distribution.
  Opal Calypso Green
Mica Particles
Semi-Transparent

Series 6
Lightfastness: I
PIGMENT:
Titanium Dioxide Coated Mica Particles

Calypso Green has a shimmery, pale almost minty green cast with a gold interference color. The opal series are not meant to be used for mixing as this will affect the translucency and interference attributes of these paints. The pigment particles are heavy and will settle easily, so make sure to stir the opals to get good pigment distribution.
  Perylene Maroon
PR179
Semi-Transparent

Series 6
Lightfastness: I
PIGMENT:
Anthraquinone

Perylene Maroon is a mysterious color in that at first glance appears to be a dull maroon shade. However, you will want to extend this paint with our Wax Medium or XD Wax Medium in order to fully realize the allure this paint has. In mass tone it is almost a blackish red, but once extended the deep transparent wine red simply glows. 
  Phthalo Blue Green Shade
PB15:4
Transparent

Series 2
Lightfastness: I
PIGMENT:
Copper Phthalocyanine

All Phthalo pigments have and extremely high tinting strength. In mass tone they are extremely dark in value, often overlooked on the shelf since they appear black. They are also transparent in nature. Therefore, they are an excellent choice for extending with wax medium for glazing. When used for mixing other colors, only a small amount is needed.  Phthalo Blue Green Shade makes a stunning turquoise blue when mixed with either Zinc White or Titanium White. Phthalo Blue Green Shade is in our Enkaustikos Hot Cakes Extended Academy Set.
  Phthalo Blue Red Shade
PB15:1
Transparent

Series 2
Lightfastness: I
PIGMENT:
Copper Phthalocyanine

All Phthalo pigments have and extremely high tinting strength. In mass tone they are extremely dark in value, often overlooked on the shelf since they appear black. They are also transparent in nature. Therefore, they are an excellent choice for extending with wax medium for glazing. When used for mixing other colors, only a small amount is needed.  Phthalo Blue Red Shade is a good choice for mixing purples especially when mixed with Alizarin Crimson or Quinacridone Red. 
  Phthalo Green Blue Shade
PG7
Transparent

Series 2
Lightfastness: I
PIGMENT:
Copper Phthalocyanine

All Phthalo pigments have and extremely high tinting strength. In mass tone they are extremely dark in value, often overlooked on the shelf since they appear black. They are also transparent in nature. Therefore, they are an excellent choice for extending with wax medium for glazing. When used for mixing other colors, only a small amount is needed.  Phthalo Green Blue Shade is also a good choice for making turquoise shades.
  Phthalo Green Yellow Shade
PG36
Transparent

Series 4
Lightfastness: I
PIGMENT:
Copper Phthalocyanine

All Phthalo pigments have and extremely high tinting strength. In mass tone they are extremely dark in value, often overlooked on the shelf since they appear black. They are also transparent in nature. Therefore, they are an excellent choice for extending with wax medium for glazing. When used for mixing other colors, only a small amount is needed.  Phthalo Green Yellow Shade is a high key green with very strong yellow notes. Phthalo Green Yellow Shade is in our Enkaustikos Hot Cakes Extended Academy Set.
  Pompeii Red
PR102
Semi-Transparent

Series 4
Lightfastness: I
PIGMENT:
Natural Iron Oxide

Pompeii Red is a Natural Iron Oxide that at first glance may look much like a traditional Burnt Sienna, but only in mass one.  It is a degree lighter in value as well. Pompeii Red has a definite reddish orange hue that stays warm when tinted.  When fully extended into a glaze the orange notes are most prevalent.  Semi-transparent, yet slight granulation in nature; this is one of our historical colors, we are proud to add to our extensive line of paints.  



  Prussian Blue
PB27
Semi-Transparent

Series 5
Lightfastness: I
PIGMENT:
CP Milori Blue Fe4 (Fe(Cn)6)3




Pyrrole Red
PR254
Semi-Transparent

Series 6
Lightfastness: I
PIGMENT: Pyrrolopyrrol
 

Quinacridone Gold
PO48
Transparent

Series 6
Lightfastness: I
PIGMENT:
Quinacridone Gold

Quinacridone Gold is a transparent pigment with a high tinting strength. This paint is perfect for glazing as its cinnamon red mass tone has rich reddish orange undertones that do not pale with the addition of wax medium. Quinacridone Gold is a great choice for color mixing when vibrancy is desired. Try mixing with Alizarin Crimson to make a stunning Alizarin Gold or with Indian Yellow and Wax Medium to make a really strong Golden Orange glaze.

 

Quinacridone Magenta
PR122
Transparent

Series 6
Lightfastness: I
PIGMENT:
Quinacridone Magenta

Quinacridone Magenta is a transparent pigment with a high tinting strength. Quinacridone Magenta is an intense violet red that is beautiful as is but also a great choice for mixing stunning purples and pinks. To maintain transparency mix with other transparent or semi transparent paints. Quinacridone Magenta extends well with Wax Medium to create a radiant pink glaze. 

  Quinacridone Red
PV19
Semi-Transparent

Series 6
Lightfastness: I
PIGMENT:
Quinacridone Red



  Raw Sienna
PBr7
Transparent

Series 1
Lightfastness: I
PIGMENT:
Calcined Natural Iron Oxide


  Raw Umber
PBr7
Transparent

Series 1
Lightfastness: I
PIGMENT:
Calcined Natural Iron Oxide


  Red Earth Pale
PW6/PBr7
Opaque

Series 2
Lightfastness: I
PIGMENT:
Calcined Natural Iron Oxide, Titanium Dioxide Rutile


Red Earth Pale is one of a few composite paints that Enkaustikos mills. It is an opaque fleshy peach tone. Red Earth Pale is part of Enkaustikos Hot Cakes Portrait Tone Set and the Hot Cakes Extended Portrait Set. Enkaustikos produces composite colors for the sole purpose of being able to provide you with consistency with shades that are most convenient for the palette. Whether you are a portrait or landscape artists, you will find Red Earth Pale to be invaluable to your paint selection.
 
Sage Green
PW6/PG17/PY53
Opaque
Series 2
Lightfastness: I
PIGMENT: Nickel Antimony Titanium Yellow Rutile, Titanium Dioxide Rutile, Anhydrous Chromium Sesquioxide


Sage Green is a blend of pigments to create a very pale green with a slight warm cast. Sage Green is opaque. Since it is a composite color made for the convenience of consistency, it is most often used straight. Sage Green is equally sought after by the traditional and abstract painter because of its subtle nature.

  Sienna Pink
PW6/PBr7
Opaque

Series 2
Lightfastness: I
PIGMENT:
Calcined Natural Iron Oxide, Titanium Dioxide Rutile

Sienna Pink is a pale earthy pinkish brown. Sienna Pink is opaque and is in both Enkaustikos Hot Cakes Portrait and Extended Portrait Sets. Formerly called Portrait Tone 2.
  Super Bronze Pearl
Mica Particles
Semi-Transparent
Series 5
Lightfastness: I
PIGMENT:
Titanium Dioxide Coated Mica Particles

Super Bronze Pearl is a bright shimmery bronze metallic paint. The pearl series can be used for mixing, however, it will affect the translucency and metallic quality of these paints depending on what encaustic paint you mix in and how much. The pearl pigment particles are heavy and will settle easily, so make sure to stir the pearl series to get good pigment distribution.
  Super Copper Pearl
Mica Particles
Semi-Transparent
Series 5
Lightfastness: I
PIGMENT:
Titanium Dioxide Coated Mica Particles


Super Copper Pearl is a bright shimmery reddish metallic paint. The pearl series can be used for mixing, however, it will affect the translucency and metallic quality of these paints depending on what encaustic paint you mix in and how much. The pearl pigment particles are heavy and will settle easily, so make sure to stir the pearl series to get good pigment distribution.
  Super Gold Pearl
Mica Particles
Semi-Transparent
Series 5
Lightfastness: I
PIGMENT:
Titanium Dioxide Coated Mica Particles


Super Gold Pearl is a bright shimmery yellow gold metallic paint. The pearl series can be used for mixing, however, it will affect the translucency and metallic quality of these paints depending on what encaustic paint you mix in and how much. The pearl pigment particles are heavy and will settle easily, so make sure to stir the pearl series to get good pigment distribution.

  Super Russett Pearl
Mica Particles
Semi-Transparent
Series 5
Lightfastness: I
PIGMENT:
Titanium Dioxide Coated Mica Particles


Super Russet Pearl is a bright shimmery deep red metallic paint. The pearl series can be used for mixing, however, it will affect the translucency and metallic quality of these paints depending on what encaustic paint you mix in and how much. The pearl pigment particles are heavy and will settle easily, so make sure to stir the pearl series to get good pigment distribution.

 
Super Silver Pearl
Mica Particles
Semi-Transparent
Series 5
Lightfastness: I
PIGMENT:
Titanium Dioxide Coated Mica Particles


Super Silver Pearl is a bright shimmery silver metallic paint. The pearl series can be used for mixing, however, it will affect the translucency and metallic quality of these paints depending on what encaustic paint you mix in and how much. The pearl pigment particles are heavy and will settle easily, so make sure to stir the pearl series to get good pigment distribution.


  Titanium White
PW6
Opaque

Series 1
Lightfastness: I
PIGMENT:
Titanium Dioxide Rutile

Titanium White is a brilliant, opaque white. It also has superior tinting strength, which means that it takes just little Titanium White to make a shift in color value when mixed with other paints. However, while Titanium White is an excellent choice for custom color mixes, it is also perfect for direct painting. Its excellent covering power makes it an extremely useful choice for the encaustic palette.

  Transparent Earth Red
PR101
Transparent
Series 4
Lightfastness: I
PIGMENT:
Transparent Mars Red


You might ask why we would mill a Transparent Red Earth when we have other colors that are similar, such as Burnt Sienna, Pompeii Red, even Mars Venetian and Mars Terracotta. The answer is this. We know that at first glance, pigments may appear similar, but to an artist the difference comes in the mixes. Transparent Red Earth has deep, rich red undertone, which make it a natural for extending with either Wax Medium or XD Wax Medium to create a glaze. Certain pigments will lose their strength when extended, but Transparent Red Earth will hold its own due to the strong tinting power. In fact, the true beauty of this color is found when mixed with Wax Medium or mixed with other transparent colors.
  Ultramarine Blue
PB29
Transparent
Series 2
Lightfastness: I
PIGMENT:
Complex Silicate of Sodium & Aluminum with Sulfur


Ultramarine Blue is a transparent deep blue with moderate tinting strength. It has a slight reddish undertone. Ultramarine Blue is probably the most versatile blue and therefore a classic color for your encaustic palette. The word ultramarine means “over the sea.” In ancient times, ultramarine was made from lazuli otherwise known as the mineral lazurite. Obtaining ultramarine from lazurite was so costly that it has been artificially manufactured since the early 1800’s.
  Ultramarine Rose
PV15
Transparent
Series 4
Lightfastness: I
PIGMENT:
Complex Silicate of Sodium & Aluminum with Sulfur


Ultramarine Rose is a very delicate, translucent pinkish red with very low tinting strength. Despite it’s subtle nature, Ultramarine Rose is one of our more popular colors. If mixing with other colors, the best results come from other transparent or semi transparent colors. Absolutely, beautiful when used as a glaze using either XD Wax Medium or our original Wax Medium. Ultramarine Rose is in our Hot Cakes Glazing Set.
  Ultramarine Violet
PV15
Transparent
Series 4
Lightfastness: I
PIGMENT:
Complex Silicate of Sodium & Aluminum with Sulfur

  Vagone Green Earth
PG17/PB27
Transparent
Series 2
Lightfastness: I
PIGMENT:
Anhydrous Chromium Seesquioxide, Cp Milori Blue Fe4(Fe(cn)6)3


Vagone Green Earth is a green earth that has been enhanced with Prussian Blue.  Highly transparent, it makes it a perfect choice for glazing.  Vagone green  is a subtle mid-value cool green with moderate tinting strength and it tends  to have a graying effect which produces shades reminiscent of the colors one would see along the New England coast.
  Viridian
PG18
Transparent
Series 5
Lightfastness: I
PIGMENT:
Hydrated Chromium Oxide

  Warm Pearl
Mica Particles
Semi-Transparent
Series 5
Lightfastness: I
PIGMENT:
Titanium Dioxide Coated Mica Particles


Warm Pearl is a warm shimmery white metallic paint. The pearl series can be used for mixing, however, it will affect the translucency and metallic quality of these paints depending on what encaustic paint you mix in and how much. The pearl pigment particles are heavy and will settle easily, so make sure to stir the pearl series to get good pigment distribution.
  Yellow Ochre
PY43
Semi-Transparent
Series 1
Lightfastness: I
PIGMENT:
Natural Hydrated Iron Oxide


Yellow Ochre is an all time favorite. The duplicity of this traditional pigment has a slight greenish cast in mass tone and golden yellow in transparent glazes. We list Yellow Ochre in our semi-transparent section of the color chart since it is most stunning when used in glaze form, however, the look of opacity is easy to achieve when used full strength.

  Zinc White
PY7
Semi-Transparent
Series 1
Lightfastness: I
PIGMENT: Zinc Sulfide


Zinc White is a transparent white. When used for mixing it has a low tinting strength, therefore allowing for more subtlety and control. Zinc White is also a good choice for mixing with other transparent and semi-transparent paints when maintaining transparency is desired.

 



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