Watercolours: How do you avoid the fading of watercolours over time?
Although they have a good light fastness, a varnish with an anti-UV protection can improve the conservation of artworks.
Watercolours: Which are the colours that are generally refered to as primary colours?
These are pure colours that are not obtained by mixing other colours. They consist of a particular blue, Cyan blue, a pinkish red called Magenta and a specific yellow. These three colours, called primaries, allow for obtaining all other shades, through mixing. The primaries of the Watercolour range are: Primary Lemon Yellow, Primary Phtalo Blue, and Primary Cadmium Red. They are perfectly chromatically balanced for the best possible results in mixing.
Watercolours: On which papers can you use watercolours?
Heavyweight papers are recommended. Below 180g, the paper is very easily soaked and has a tendency to warp.
Watercolours: How do you use a brush to create nice flat washes without any marks, but with perfect edges?
Apply a large barrier of Drawing Gum all the way around the area to be filled in. Once the Drawing Gum is dry, apply a flat wash without it overflowing. Once the colour is dry, remove the Drawing Gum.
Watercolours: What is a moist pan?
To make moist pans, the paste is kneaded, then grinded and poured into half-pans which are then steamed. Depending on the pigments used, the water evaporates at different rates, thus creating an uneven and sometimes slightly hollowed surface which does not alter, in any way, the qualities of the colour.
Watercolour Auxiliaries: How do you avoid damaging brushes with Drawing Gum?
A simple little trick: soap the head of the brush before use. After use, clean it immediately. However, it is better to reserve a brush for the specific use of Drawing Gum.