You might ask why we would mill a Transparent Red Earth when we have other colors that are so similar, such as Burnt Sienna, Pompeii Red, even Mars Venetian and Mars Terracotta. The answer is this. We know that at first glance, pigments may appear similar, but to an artist, the difference comes in the mixes. Transparent Red Earth has deep, rich, red undertone, which make it a natural for extending with either wax medium or XD wax medium to create thin veils of color. Certain pigments will lose their strength when extended, but Transparent Red Earth will hold its own due to the strong tinting power. In fact, the true beauty of this color is found when extended with wax medium alone, where the cinnamon red can be most appreciated.