Formulated with the help of expert watercolor artists, these unique paints mirror the strong, vivid colors of nature. They're created by mixing the finest pigments from around the world with other components at the golden ratio.
Color Swatch created using heavy application/diluted application and was applied on cold press watercolor paper (150 lb) material.
Methyl Violet 2B is a staining, transparent violet dye. It turns yellow when exposed to strong acids.
Methyl Violet 2B will fade with exposure to ultraviolet light.
Methyl Violet 2B is harmful to living cells and organisms, so it is diluted in medical and biological applications as a topical fungicide or disinfectant. Methyl Violet 2B may cause irritation to the skin, eyes, respiratory tract, or gastrointestinal tract, however no long-term or chronic ill effects are known.
Methyl Violet dyes are used in medical, biological, and pharmaceutical applications. Common Methyl Violets include Methyl Violet 2B, Methyl Violet 6B, and Methyl Violet 10B. They are often used as biological stains for cytology. The common name Gentian Violet is sometimes applied to this class of dyes. In very dilute form, Gentian Violet is often used as an antifungal agent, including in applications where there is contact with skin and other tissue. Paper impregnanted with Methyl Violet 2B is used to test pH because it turns yellow at pH 0.
Gentian Violet, Fast Violet Toner R, Fast Violet Lake, Basic Violet 1.
PR202 has a bluish red color, but is more yellow than Quinacridone Red (PR122), which is the modern favorite for Magenta in CMYK (four color) process printing.
Although it is not the most famous magenta in the quinacridone family of pigments, PR202 belongs to a related class chemically, and is thus relatively stable and permanent for a bluish red pigment. It is one of the pigments often used in inks and toners for process printing.
Quinacridone Magenta has no acute hazards. Overexposure to quinacridone pigments may cause skin irritation. Quinicridone pigments contain a compound found to be a skin, eye, and respiratory irritant.
PR202 has been widely used as an automotive paint. Other applications include packaging, printing inks, and textiles.
Quinacridone Fuchsia. Monastral Magenta, Fastogen Super Magenta
Titanium White is the most brilliant of the white pigments. It is considered an all purpose oil color useful in all techniques and the best all around white. Its masstone is neither warm nor cool, placing it somewhere between Lead White and Zinc White. It is less prone to cracking and yellowing than Lead White, but it still yellows easily. Titanium White dries slowly in oil form, more slowly than Lead White but more quickly than Zinc White. It is opaque in oil and acrylic forms and semi-opaque in watercolor form. This pigment has good chemical stability, and its tinting strength is superior to both Lead White and Zinc White.
Titanium White has excellent permanence and lightfastness.
Titanium dioxide is highly stable and is regarded as completely non-toxic. Animal studies give no indiciation that it is absorbed biologically, even after long periods of exposure. The primary safety concern is with inhalation of fine pigment dust particles. Titanium White, if inhaled in large amounts over the course of several years, may cause a benign pneumoconiosis that is visible on x-rays. The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) considers fine titanium dioxide particles, if inhaled, to be a human carcinogen. The primary concern for artists is to avoid exposure to fine particulate dust from raw pigments.
Titanium is the ninth most abundant element in the Earth's crust, however mineral deposits that are economical to mine are less common. Titanium dioxide was first discovered in 1821, although it could not be mass produced until 1919. Widespread use of the pigment began in the 1940s. Since that time, it has become the most commonly used white pigment. The name comes from the Latin word Titan, the name for the elder brother of Kronos and ancestor of the Titans, and from the Greek word tito, meaning day or sun.
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