burnt umber


noun
  1. a brown pigment obtained by heating umber

  2. a dark brown colour

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How to use burnt umber in a sentence

  • A little powdered burnt umber mixed in gives a nice brown stain.

  • burnt umber will darken it and red clay may be mixed with it, always having regard to the matter of shrinkage already mentioned.

    The Potter's Craft | Charles F. Binns
  • For dark oak use the same colors as for light and add Venetian red and burnt umber; the same color will do for pollard oak.

    Practical Graining | William E. (William Edmund) Wall
  • The colors used are raw sienna, burnt umber, Vandyke brown and a little burnt sienna.

    Practical Graining | William E. (William Edmund) Wall
  • The colors used are raw sienna and raw and burnt umber; a little burnt sienna may be added to the shading color.

    Practical Graining | William E. (William Edmund) Wall