Rose madder has a fantastic and long record of use. Rose madder has been used by the very top of ancient Egyptian nobility, including Pharaoh Tutankhamun, for a variety of reasons. The pink shade produced has an excellent light fastness. Rose madder is also considered a transparent, non-staining shade which makes blending on the canvas much easier. This combination of features made rose madder the principal red color until 1868 when synthetic reds began to saturate the market.
This pink product can easily be enhanced through several coats. This paint's first coat starts with a light and breezy pink shade. However, through a repetition of coats, passion and nobility can be represented with darker shades of red. This flexibility allows an artist to reflect the exact shade of red they desire.