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- To: BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU
- Subject: Watercolor paints
- From: Stephanie Watkins <swatkins@MAIL.SOS.STATE.MO.US>
- Date: Fri, 31 Oct 1997 16:53:54 -0600
- Message-Id: <199710312257.OAA14728@SUL-Server-2.Stanford.EDU>
- Sender: "The Book Arts: binding, typography, collecting" <BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU>
A wonderful reference to determine lightfastness, permanence, health risks,
and working properties of tubed watercolor paints, please see:
Michael Wilcox, _The Wilcox Guide to the Best Watercolor Paints_.
Colormen can name any paint anything they want. I just recently purchased a
"Carmine" (generally considered a fugitive pigment) that was really a
Quinacridone PV19 (supposedly relatively lightfast). Companies are getting
better at labeling the contents, not just giving their estimation of
At 03:07 PM 10/31/97 -0800, David Glover wrote:
>DON'T use Doctor Martins! They fade badly!
>If you want to use water colour stay with WN and watch the series
>Michael Babcock wrote:
> You may want to try P.H.Martins Concentrated Water Colours.
>P.H.Martin's Concetrated Water Colours are not lightfast ....
>Dr. Martin's Hydrus Fine Art Watercolor is billed as being lightfast, however.