A painted swatch of Umbra:
Brief description of Umbra:
Earthtones from cream to brown. The pigment is similar to the ochres and siennas.
Names for Umbra:
|Alternative names:||Earth pigments|
|Word origin:||The name "Umbra" comes from Latin umbra = shadow.|
|Chemical name:||Iron(III)-oxide containing manganese(IV)-oxide|
Source of Umbra:
Ochre comes in many varieties:
Natural mineral found throughout the world, in many shades, in hues from yellow to brown, and faint blue.