Winsor and Newton is one of the finest watercolor manufacturers in the world. Using a high quality manufacturer for Cadmium Yellow is important; if the paint mixture is not highly quality controlled, the color of Cadmium Yellow may change. W&N supplies a very reliable Cadmium Yellow that provides one of the most intense yellows available. It is semi-opaque, which makes it lightly staining. W&N Cadmium Yellow is slightly warmer and a bit deeper than the Cadmium Yellow of some other manufacturers.
Cadmium was first discovered in 1817, but it was not developed into a paint until in the 1840s. When this color was first developed, Cadmium Yellow was very expensive, but its price has greatly declined and it's now one of the most commonly used pigments..The radiance that reflects from this paint is remarkable once you adjust the mixture to avoid too much opacity and excessive bronzing. Cadmium yellow should be applied confidently, without too much reworking, or it tends to look dingy.