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Watercolours: Old Holland Watercolours (review)

While browsing the WetCanvas art forum a little while ago, I came across a few people talking about watercolour triads or primary triads, where artists use only the three primary colours – red, blue and yellow – as a limited … 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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