|Want to help support my goal to raise funds for the American Chestnut Foundation? It's important to me because 1)I am an amateur wood turner and it's hard to do that without trees. 2) The thought of whole species of trees being wiped out in our lifetime is a scary one. The ACF helps breed disease resistant trees and they share their knowledge with other groups trying to protect specific tree species.|
ACEO's for Charity?I'm very inspired by :iconsecrets-of-the-pen:, who has made over 370 ACEOs for charity. For one full year she made an art card every single day, and donated the proceeds.
But don't want or need a trading card sized artwork?
Thank you for your support.
My Current Project: Testing LightfastnessI've been chipping away at lightfastness testing my paints.
What is lightfastness?
Basically, it means how well a pigment can resist change in the light. So a paint with excellent lightfastness is very stubborn, and a paint with poor lightfastness fades or turns into a different color. Opera Pink, Genuine Alizarin, and Rose Madder are some well known non-lightfast colors.
There are many different ways to test your paints for how lightfast they are at home. I'm just painting swatches, cutting them in half, and then hanging one half in a window and the other I'm hiding in my swatch book. By the end of the summer the ones in the window will have gotten a big hit of sunlight, and some of them will have faded, while others have persevered.
My process looks like this:
Each color gets it's own well-labeled container, or scrap of paper. Really, if paint