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Watercolor paints

A wonderful reference to determine lightfastness, permanence, health risks,
and working properties of tubed watercolor paints, please see:

Michael Wilcox, _The Wilcox Guide to the Best Watercolor Paints_.

Colormen can name any paint anything they want.  I just recently purchased a
"Carmine" (generally considered a fugitive pigment) that was really a
Quinacridone PV19 (supposedly relatively lightfast).  Companies are getting
better at labeling the contents, not just giving their estimation of
lightfastness, also.

At 03:07 PM 10/31/97 -0800, David Glover wrote:
>DON'T use Doctor Martins! They fade badly!
>If you want to use water colour stay with WN and watch the series
>Michael Babcock wrote:
> You may want to try P.H.Martins Concentrated Water Colours.

>Callibeth wrote:
>P.H.Martin's Concetrated Water Colours are not lightfast ....
>Dr. Martin's Hydrus Fine Art Watercolor is billed as being lightfast, however.

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