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Rublev Colours Lead White Artists Oil is an opaque white that is smooth and brushes long. The consistency straight out of the tube is creamy, slightly ropey yet retains its shape as you manipulate it while being soft yet sculptural.
Our lead white is made with pale linseed oil and basic lead carbonate (made according to modern processes) without stearates (a pigment stabilizer), other pigments or fillers to alter the characteristics of the pigment. As a result you get a higher pigment
Ackermann’s Superfine Water Colours were prepared and sold at Rudolph Ackermann’s shop, The Repository of Arts at 101 Strand in London and also sold through print and booksellers in Great Britain. He published a list of watercolor cakes that appeared in 1801 and was appended to A Treatise on Ackermann’s Superfine Water Colours. The list contained instructions on preparing watercolor cakes in the following colors:
Updated November 4, 2011 at 12:16 PM by George O'Hanlon
[INDENT]"The painters of the Middle Ages and of the Renaissance used carefully set palettes and definite tone-relations. This is proved by the recurrence, again and again, of exactly the same tonalities and effects. Modern painters have, as a rule, avoided the use of set-palettes and tone-systems; preferring to depend on visual feeling or native genius. In so doing they have made a very great mistake, and some of them are now fully aware of this."[/INDENT]
Updated February 5, 2012 at 03:10 PM by George O'Hanlon
Harley holds the views that the use of the English word pink referred to a pseudo-lake pigment, differentiating it from lake pigments, for which the English word lake described. In some of the treatises cited in my earlier post, they describe depositing the dye on alum (aluminum sulfate postash) or chalk (calcium carbonate). This is different from the process used to make lake pigments where the dye is precipitated on freshly made aluminum hydroxide. Interestingly, aluminum hydroxide is made by