I have seen bits of info about the life of watercolors, and in our normal business we are object conservators (museum artifacts and private collections. There is a lot of info out there but most of it is very technical, but I thought to post articles that are in plain-speak on this page, so those who want to can think about the long-term life of…[Read more]
Beverly I can’t find a tube of Da Vinci Lapis Watercolors on their site, which is odd — and I’ve not seen anything like it… I put in a call to them and they’ll call me back, because they had not heard of it. I wonder if it is a very old color? That would explain the separation. Anyway, I’ll let you know.
Lapis is in the blue-grey family, and only the $$$ is the blue we think of… That said, Primatek (right) is much nicer than (though still can be in that grey-blue family) that and I would return it to them. Seriously, not what we’d think of… I also purchased some of Jazper Stardust’s half-pan lapis and it is stunning, left. I want to know w…[Read more]
Also, I think that there may be misinformation here. Golden (who makes QoR) creates many products for conservation. Aquazol® is a binder and adhesive used in the conservation industry (not made by Golden.) When Golden decided to create their watercolors, they used that as a binder. Mark Golden has won an honorarium for his work in other med…[Read more]
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