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Newsletter 05-2017



Kremer Pigmente

Pink Color

Pigment Red 233, C.I. 77301

With its dusky pink tone Potters Pink is an unusual pigment. There is a brighter and a darker variant. Both resemble ultramarine red, somewhat warmer and more broken in tone. Many modern mineral colors belong to the big group of mixed metallic oxides. This one is its first of thier kind, invented already in the middle of the 19th century.

Tin IV-oxide, lime, quartz and different metals are measured, thoroughly mixed and burned afterwards. The final steps are somewhat laborious: thorough washing and careful grinding of the pink chrome tin oxide with its sphene and/or titanite structure. After careful washing the pigment is innocuous. The grains are quite hard, due to its quartz content. This can even be noticed when it is ground very finely. 

The opacity is moderate, better in aqueous techniques; it is less suitable for glazing. This pigment is hard to find both in modern technical literature and in color assortments. One cause is the relatively high price, due to the complex preparation, and the other is the fact, that today this color is only burned in small loads. Around the middle of the 19th century, however, it seemed to have been used more frequently. The up to then only pink color, the inconsistent madder pink, could well be replaced completely by this new light-fast mineral color, beside possible mixtures of white with dark fiery ferric oxides. In German this color is called “Nelkenfarbe”, carnation color, because it was well suitable for flower still lives. But the most important use of this oxide pigment is ceramic techniques, where it is frequently used as sub glaze. 

Apart from the use by restorers carnation color can also be quite interesting for artists. Used by itself the color is not very interesting. It is more interesting e.g. in oil/tempera mixing techniques. You can paint a ground with carnation Tempera, and then glaze with transparent organic dark red tones. A glazing with violet -, blue or warm tones can produce delightful effects. In each case the Pink color should be mixed very well, which is important particularly with the preparation of oil color. You may also consider first to grind the powder with water and/or turpentine oil as finely as possible before the actual mixing of the paint. This increases the scope of uses.

 

Kremer Fluorescent Watercolors

There is no other technique of painting intended to achieve bright and clear color, as precise as watercolors. By these standards, Kremer Pigmente guarantees their product. Highest quality in the manufacturing process and the choice of materials ensure an extraordinary brilliancy. Kremer watercolors are made with recipes calling for complex hand-made techniques using our historical and modern pigments.

Selected pigments are combined with Kremer Watercolor Medium and the basis of Gum Arabic.

#881042 Watercolor Set Fluorescent Colors - Small8 full pans

 

Replacement for Velvesil Plus! A ready-to-use emulsifying silicone elastomer for cleaning pastes.

KSG 350 Z Silicone Gel can be mixed with water and a multitude of solvents according to the cleaning effects. It can be used very precisely and even on paper or parchment. KSG 350 Z Silicone Gel can be removed with Cyclomethicone D5.

#87084 KSG 350 Z Silicone Gel

is available in 30 ml, 100 ml and 1 l.

 

Pigment Yellow 83

Beautiful, warm yellow.

Very lightfast, for all aqueous painting techniques.

#23380 Pigment Yellow 83

is available in 20 g, 100 g and 1 kg.
 


Ulrich Binder - Physik der Farbe

112 S., 19 × 25 cm, ca. 70 Abbildungen, Halbgewebeband

Eine praktische Farbenlehre für Architektur, Design und Handwerk.

Ulrich Binder wagt eine neue Farbenlehre: Abseits von Grundfarben, Sattheitsgraden und Mischverhältnissen nähert er sich dem Thema Farbe über die Beschaffenheit und die Empfindung des Materials. Jeder, der bereits gepinselt, lackiert oder gestrichen hat, weiß, dass es über den «objektiven» Farbwert hinaus, weitere Eigenschaften gibt, die in der Literatur nicht vorkommen, die aber wesentlich für das Erleben von Farbe sind: Wie geschmeidig ist eine Farbsubstanz, bleibt ihr Glanz auch nach dem Anstrich? Lässt sie sich gut verrühren, mischen oder in Schichten auftragen? Bleibt sie elastisch oder wird gar bröselig?

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