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 Venetian red is made from synthetic iron oxide. The paint is a semi-opaque deep red color. The name comes from a quarry near Venice where the painter Titan got his reds. The color is considered warm and light. Cennino Cennini, in his painting handbook, said that the color would be good in mixing with other colors to make skin tones. As such, the paint is good for portraits or scenes with several people.