Re: Gum woes revisited

From: Katharine Thayer ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 05/21/05-04:21:44 AM Z
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Katharine Thayer wrote:

> Winsor & Newton's "lemon yellow" doesn't belong to the same pigment
> families as most paints called "lemon yellow" which are most often a
> hansa (arylide) yellow, like PY3, or a cadmium yellow (PY35 or more
> rarely PY37). The W&N "lemon yellow" is nickel titanate (PY53) which is
> a rather dull pale pastel, somewhat opaque yellow, it looks in the
> swatches like a way watered down yellow ochre. (I haven't used it
> myself; I'm just looking at swatches from various manufacturers and at
> the description at Just from the swatches and the
> description, PY53 wouldn't be my first choice for tricolor work
> (although it should be admitted that my own personal first choice is
> also a sort of offbeat choice, so I'm not looking down my nose at an
> unusual choice). The reason I wouldn't choose the nickel titanate is
> because it's such a wimpy, dull yellow; I'd personally want something
> more intense and bright to hold its own with the other colors in a
> tricolor.

Just for clarity I'll add that in the recent revision of the line,
Winsor & Newton's "lemon yellow" has been carried forward as described
above, but the more aptly named "nickel titanium yellow" made with the
same pigment (PY 53) has been discontinued.
Received on Sat May 21 11:26:09 2005

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