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Hooker's Green Hue


Hooker's Green Hue

Pigment History: Named after the artist who is said to have introduced it, Hookers Green was actually a hue color – a mixture of Prussian Blue and Gamboge. Later, a single pigment, Hookers, was developed. In creating our own Hookers hue, we carefully observed both of these examples to determine which properties of Hookers Green are of the most value to fine artists. GOLDEN re-creates this color by blending Anthraquinone Blue with Nickle Azo Yellow and Quinacridone Magenta, which offers an almost black masstone with a rich blue green undertone. These qualities are key to landscape painting, making it easy to see why this hue is so desirable.
Pigment Classification: Synthetic Organic (Mixture)
Chemical Description: Indanthrone Blue /
Nickel Complex Azo / Quinacridone
Opacity/Transparency: 3
Lightfastness Rating: I
Permanency: Excellent
Colour Index Name: PB60 / PY150 / PR122
Colour Index Number: 23915 / 12764 / 69800
Munsell Notation Listing:
Hue: 4.0 G
Value: 2.65
Chroma: 1.0
Spectrophotometer Readings: N/A
Viscosity Range: 16000-20000 CPS
PH Range: 8.7-9.0
Gloss Average: 97.98
CIE L*a*b* Values: L*26.95 a*-2.63 b*-0.43
Tint Strength: 72.5

The Lightfastness Ratings included in this chart are provided by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) in the standard for “Artists’ Acrylic Emulsion Paints”. (ASTM D 5098, Annual Book of Standards, Volume 6.02). Colors with a Lightfastness Rating of I are considered Excellent (“Exc.”) and those with a Lightfastness Rating of II are Very Good (“V.G.”). Where Lightfastness Ratings have not been obtained according to ASTM test protocol, “NA” is indicated in the table. In these cases, data from pigment manufacturers and our own test facilities have been used and an appropriate description assigned under Permanency.