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Artists Guide to Selecting Colours

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With the information supplied in this book, you will help to bring about change by making your selection of paints with confidence and knowledge. We have at our disposal a wide choice of light fast pigments with excellent handling qualities to choose from, paints which fade, darken or otherwise deteriorate in colour should be a thing of the past. It would be simplicity itself for manufacturers to offer only colours which are reliable.

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This is a book about artists’ paints: a guide to the selection of a suitable palette in watercolours, oil paints, acrylics, gouache or alkyds. It will enable you to identify the good, the indifferent, and the bad. The book also outlines the characteristics and temperaments of each colour and lists the suitable as well as the unsuitable pigments that you will come across.

Did you know that:

  • Certain student quality colors are superior to their artist quality equivalent?
  • Hooker’s Green, Sap Green and Olive Green usually contain cheap, inferior industrial pigments which will ruin your work?
  • Quinacridone Violet is a superb, transparent, lightfast violet-red?
  • Genuine Van Dyke Brown is known by all manufacturers to fade badly?
  • Payne’s Gray is a mix of black and Ultramarine Blue which is easily duplicated without the use of black?
  • Genuine Rose Madder fades badly as a watercolour?
  • Whether selecting watercolours, oils, acrylics, gouache or alkyds, this book will guide you to paints that are superb and warn against those that fade or darken.

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Weight .5 kg
Dimensions 28 × 23 × .5 cm

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