Only transparent pigments are used for glazing: (check if your brand is transparent)
The opacity of a pigment depends largely on the size of the pigment, the concentration of pigment in the binding medium and some pigments reflect more light
- Madder Lake (Alizarin, Quinacridon, Scarlet)
- Burned Umber
- Burned Siena
- Ultramarine blue
- Yellow lakes
- Burned Carmine
- Sap green
These are the pure pigments, brands make mixes from these pigments, Scheveningen has a beautiful range of transparent.
*Note – Zinc White is the most transparent white but don’t use it for glazing—its more for scumbling (see below). Zinc White from Winston & Newton is not transparent.