While we often report on results from lightfastness testing, we have rarely paused to actually describe ...
Obviously in any emergency or natural disaster, such as the devastating flooding caused by Tropical ...
Dark yellowing is the reversible, temporary yellowing that dried oil paint undergoes when stored in ...
Direct, exterior exposure is highly demanding on coatings, with the test fences set at a ...
When painting on watercolor paper with transparent watercolor, the paper often buckles and stays that ...
The concept of warm and cool colors has been written about for hundreds of years. ...
While we often report on results from lightfastness testing, we have rarely paused to actually describe the process we follow. And let’s face it, for most people stating that our tests conform to ASTM D4303, Standard Test Methods for Lightfastness of Colorants Used in Artists’ Materials, does very little to fill in the blanks. In an attempt to solve […]
Obviously in any emergency or natural disaster, such as the devastating flooding caused by Tropical Storm Harvey in the Houston area and Hurricane Irma in Florida, the first priority is the life and safety of yourself and those around you. As the water recedes, however, and people are able to return to their homes and studios, […]
Dark yellowing is the reversible, temporary yellowing that dried oil paint undergoes when stored in the dark or subdued lighting. While noted in many historical writings, most painters remain unaware of it and become surprised or concerned when they discover it happening to their own works. Which makes sense. With no other context to go […]
Direct, exterior exposure is highly demanding on coatings, with the test fences set at a 45º angle to maximize the effect of sun, rain, snow and ice. In 1993 and again in 2009, long-term exterior tests of the acrylic colors lasting 4 and 3 years respectively were conducted in South Florida. From these results and in […]
When painting on watercolor paper with transparent watercolor, the paper often buckles and stays that way once the painting is dry. This article offers one possible way to flatten the paper using a temporary ‘paper press.’ This method is appropriate for paintings composed of thinly applied glazes and washes of transparent watercolor on paper, and […]
The concept of warm and cool colors has been written about for hundreds of years. Most theories start with the classic six point color wheel (three primary colors and three secondary colors). A dividing line splits the wheel into warm and cool. The line location varies based upon the reasoning of the theorist. Regardless, the […]
It’s summertime and Munsell is in the air. Or at least it seems that way, given the increasing number of requests for various Munsell notations that have recently come our way. And if you happen to be new to Munsell, a widely used standard for classifying colors since its debut in 1905, not to worry – there is […]
We varnish works with the best of intentions that our paintings are, at last, truly and finally done and that months ago the last marks were made and the last adjustments added. But inevitably, for one reason or another, we might feel that we need to go back in to add a forgotten signature, make […]
The Sam and Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts is delighted to showcase the works of its 2016 Artists in Residence. The fifth Made in Paint show exhibits the works of Caitlin Albritton, FL, Ella Amitay Sadovsky, Israel, Miriam Ancis, NY, Lorene Anderson, CA, Mel Dion, PA, Martin Dull, NJ, Franklin Einspruch, MA, Mark Flowers, NC, […]
This article briefly explores the permanent changes created by varnishing transparent watercolor on paper, in particular the aesthetic changes to color, value, texture, and sheen. Keep in mind that varnishing also changes the nature of the painting through the permanent addition of acrylic. While there are several approaches to varnishing watercolor, we only focused on […]