Phthalo pigments are a family of blue and green synthetic organic pigments based on variants of copper phthalocyanine, a deep blue compound produced by the reaction of phthalic ...On 9 February 2021 / By Evie Hatch
Of all the artist colours, black may well have the longest history. Charcoal, soot, and charred animal bones were used in the earliest prehistoric cave paintings. Today, there ...On 27 November 2020 / By Evie Hatch
Alizarin crimson (pigment index number PR83) is a synthetic lake pigment which was developed as a replacement for madder lake, a historical pigment used since antiquity. It is ...On 3 March 2020 / By Evie Hatch
Before the 19th century, Ultramarine Blue pigment was made with lapis lazuli, a luminous blue mineral mined in Afghanistan. The name derives from the Latin ultra (beyond) and ...On 5 November 2019 / By Evie Hatch
While most ranges of oil paint contain two or three whites, Gamblin produce ten: nine from their Artist Oil Range plus one FastMatte White Alkyd Oil Paint. We ...On 25 September 2017 / By Julie Caves
Apply Art Spectrum Colourfix Primer to practically any surface to create an excellent painting substrate for soft pastels. The fine tooth holds a lot of pastel without being ...On 22 February 2017 / By Julie Caves
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