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Oil Paints

Started this discussion. Last reply by Glen Billett Oct 20. 1 Reply

Is there any difference between Van Dyke brown & Raw Umber ?  I'm reluctant to spend the money if only to find they aren't the same. READ MORE

 

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"Don't use hairspry on any of your works. Hairspray is for your hair and will turn your works brown over time. Bob"
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Robert (Bob) Murray left a comment for Helan Webb
"Hi Helan Avoid Van Dyke Brown. It is a fugitive colour and fades over time. Raw Umber is a stable, tried and proven earth colour . Bob"
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Glen Billett replied to Helan Webb's discussion Oil Paints
"I can only speak for the brand of paint I use but yes, the two colours are made from different pigments. Van Dyke is made from black, iron oxide red and yellow iron oxide. Raw umber is made from brown iron oxide. I suppose the question is, will it…"
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Oil Paints

Is there any difference between Van Dyke brown & Raw Umber ?  I'm reluctant to spend the money if only to find they aren't the same. See More
Oct 17
Helan Webb replied to Nick Nicholson's discussion Fixer
"For pencil & pastels I have used hair spray with effect.  A bit perfumey but effective if the spray is fine.  Ultimately the expensive fixative designed for the medium you're using will be most effective in the long run - you…"
Oct 17

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At 8:14am on November 13, 2017, Robert (Bob) Murray said…

Don't use hairspry on any of your works. Hairspray is for your hair and will turn your works brown over time.

Bob

At 8:11am on November 13, 2017, Robert (Bob) Murray said…

Hi Helan

Avoid Van Dyke Brown. It is a fugitive colour and fades over time. Raw Umber is a stable, tried and proven earth colour .

Bob

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