Mars Black: Slightly warm in its tint, this leanest (more matte) black dries more quickly than Ivory Black. Though not as black as Ivory Black, Mars Black has approximately three times the tinting strength and is very opaque. Cool in its masstone and strong, Mars Black is often the choice of the Neo-Expressionists and others who want to make black opaque marks in thick wet paintings.
Pigment: Synthetic black iron oxide (PBk 11)
Vehicle: Alkali refined linseed oil
Lightfastness I, Series 1, OPAQUE