This is a dark tone that can be used as a black or near black colour. It is similar to other darks like Paynes Grey. It is also useful for turning bright colours more rich and dusky.; Sennelier gathers only the finest organic and inorganic pigments from around the world. These pure pigments are ground very slowly with extreme care to an extra-fine consistency. They are then combined at maximum concentration with an archival safflower oil to yield the highest possible tinting strength and a rich satin finish. This paint has a unique buttery texture.