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Old 10-26-2013, 05:03 AM
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Originally Posted by paulklee53 View Post

Go back and read banjo mike's post. He's spot on. Then look up "lightfastness". Then go to these two websites to see just how different pigments stack up: handprint.com and artiscreation.com. It's not really the medium, although oil and acrylic can protect some pigments a little more than watercolor, it's the pigments themselves. All artist grade tubes of paint, regardless or whether they're oil, acrylic, watercolor, gouache, vinyl, etc. will tell you what pigments are in them and what the lightfast ratings are. There are also some good books on the history of pigments which are not only informative but quite entertaining - check amazon.com.
I will do that. Thank you.
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