One of the first pigments to be used by humans, this member of the brown family was named for the city/state of Siena in Italy where the color was produced. The term was first used as the name of a color around 1760, but the color was used in its purest form by the ancient Romans.
When brown is too dull and orange is too bright, burnt sienna is the color you need. This color will put the warmth in any landscape.
Now that rich earthy color is available in an oil paint mixable with water. It looks and works like oil paint, but can be thinned with water. Clean up is easy with soap and water. This paint requires no harmful solvent.
This rich, warm color combines with the thick texture of oil paint that can be cleaned up with water to create eco-friendly art medium.