Tag Archives: Lukas

Soft Pastels: Lukas Soft Pastels (review)

I’ve bought from Senior Art Supplies in Melbourne a few times before through their website, but as I was in the city not long ago, I decided I might as well visit their brick and mortar store to have a … Continue reading

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Watercolours: Lukas 1862 Watercolours (review)

One of the many purchases I made from Jerry’s Artarama back when the Australian dollar was high was the 48 half-pan set of German-made Lukas 1862 watercolours. Though they are artist grade, at the time they were significantly cheaper than … Continue reading

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Gouache: Lukas Gouache (review)

One of the many art supply products I ordered from Jerry’s Artarama when the Australian dollar was high was a set of Lukas gouache. I bought it quite a few years ago but recently dug it out again while organising … 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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