Cadmium Yellow Medium is a Series 4 opaque color. It has a
masstone of intense rich yellow, with a very similar undertone. It
has a strong Cadmium pigment which is sensitive to moisture and
should not be used outdoors.
Cadmium Yellow Light / Arylamide Yellow Light / Cadmium Yellow
Medium / Arylamide Yellow Deep / Cadmium Yellow Deep
In this sequence of bright yellows shown side by side it is
possible to compare the cadmium colours with similar arylamide
colours. Cadmium Yellow Light is distinctly greener that the other
colours shown here and should be compared to Transparent Yellow
which in masstone looks rather muddy but when White is added has
the same lemony yellow colour as Cadmium Yellow Light.
Arylamide Yellow Light sits between Cadmium Yellow Light and
Cadmium Yellow Medium and is a very bright and opaque colour.
Cadmium Yellow Medium is a mid point yellow colour and Arylamide
Yellow Deep always looks slightly muddy in masstone, but is bright
in tints, but not as bright as Cadmium Yellow Deep which is shown
The long swatch at the bottom shows Arylamide Yellow Deep which is
transparent enough to be used as a glaze. The other yellows shown
here are rather too opaque to be used in glazing.
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