A fellow artist and blogger recently posted a message in which he discussed color testing your new paints, inks and other types of pigments. You can see his message here. His results surprised me because such a high percentage (IMO) of the pigments tested failed. Since I am still such a novice I don’t routinely think about issues like this and I really need to start thinking like a “real” artist. I organized all of my tube colors and prepared color swatches for testing. That included all of the colors recently given to me by my retiring fellow docent.
I organized everything alphabetically by color group and recorded the brand name. This is the group that is now sealed away in a manilla envelop so they are protected from the light.
This is the group that is being exposed to ambient light.
Watch for the results in September, 2012!