Tag Archives: Daler Rowney

Oil Paint: Stormy Beach (demonstration)

While I was at my Nan’s last weekend, we each painted a landscape with her old set of oil paints. While I was painting, I took a few progress shots of my beach scene so I thought I might as … Continue reading

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Ye Olde Oils: Playing with Nan’s Ancient Paint Collection

A few weeks ago when I visited my Nan, I brought my little Pokemon lunch box full of oil painting gear with me, and we spent a whole day playing with my Winsor & Newton Winton oil paints. We had … Continue reading

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Watercolours: Daler-Rowney Artists Watercolours (review)

Travelling between various university campuses for research and teaching purposes can sometimes be a drag, but I can usually find something good about each one. For my ‘base’ campus, it’s the fact that the bookshop also sells art supplies. Though … Continue reading

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Watercolour Lightfastness Testing – Part 4 (conclusion)

The lightfastness tests for my watercolours were finished some time ago, but though I removed the charts from the windows, I was unable to scan them because Windows 8 decided it didn’t want to recognise my scanner anymore, and I … Continue reading

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Watercolour Lightfastness Testing – Part 3

When I scanned my watercolour charts after hanging them in my window for four months (see Part 2), only the most fugitive pigments had faded. Now, after eight months, it’s time to see if there’s been any more significant change… … Continue reading

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Watercolour Lightfastness Testing – Part 2

Well, my sheets of watercolour swatches have been in my window for four months now (if you want to see the originals, head to Part 1). Let’s see how they’re going… Yellows and Yellow Earths VERY slight fading noticeable in the … Continue reading

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Watercolour Lightfastness Testing – Part 1

One of the most important things for artists to consider when selecting colours is whether or not the pigments that make up those colours are lightfast. There are many discussions on this topic over at WetCanvas and recently someone came … Continue reading

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