This red has unique earthy tones which can replace Brown Madder in many palettes, or provide a transparent alternative to Indian Red. It is also a convenient colour to use for shadows in scarlet flowers.; 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.