I recently received this tip from a professional artist and wanted to share it with The Art Colony's members.
An alternative non toxic fixative for charcoal drawings is skimmed milk. You can either spray it or brush it over a charcoal drawing and the milk provides permanent protection.
If there are members out there that know of other nontoxic fixatives for other mediums please share your information as I am sure other members would be interested in learning how to protect their work in a more friendly and environmentally safe way.
Thanks alot Susanne Skene, it helped me alot.
Actually i am pregnant now, so some people are telling me to avoid painting since all the paintings have led or any chemicals which can harm a baby.
So i am confused now, I am feeling bored without painting. Can anyone suggest me whether it harms my baby or not.
It could be very helpful for me.
Thank you for sharing this valuable information Susanne.
Yes, it'd be a pleasure to have painted a picture, knowing that it's created with handmade paints. It would make it extra special, and would give us a creative experience that the great masters had.
The website says to be careful which pigments you mix, because some pigments are already combinations of other colors, and you could wind up with mud. It'd probably be beneficial to understand the make-up of each pigment, before working with it...