Winsor and Newton has been making paint for artists for the past 180 years. Each color is made to have stable color. The company makes sure that the quality control process keeps the paint ready to be what artists need and want. All their paint becomes touch dry within two to twelve days.
The W&N raw umber was recently adjusted to improve spectrum across the range. It is a new single pigment. The paint is a natural earth color that is a medium yellow-grey brown. The pigment is made from the natural brown clays found in the ground. The clays are mined from the Umbria region of Italy, where the color got its name.
The color can be mixed with almost any other color, except for lakes. The color itself is lightfast and makes a good glaze.