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Spotlight on: Scarlet Lake

Scarlett Lake is a vibrant red lake pigment; lake pigments are organic pigments derived from plants or the Mexican cochineal, a small scaled insect.  The cochineal produces a colour that…

Published 26/06/20

Spotlight on: Quinacridone Magenta

“Magenta” was a violet red aniline dye first produced in 1859.  Originally called fuchsine by the French Chemist François-Emmanuel Verguin who made and patented the dye, it was later renamed…

Published 25/06/20

Spotlight on: Phthalo Green

Explore the versatility of phthalo green, a pigment that produces everything from transparent, subtle colours to opaque and brilliant ones.
Published 16/04/20
Robert Rost: Crowd, oil on canvas

Artist profile: Robert Rost

Robert Rost advises aspiring artists to learn as much as they can about materials and techniques. Find out more about his paints and practice.
Published 13/12/19

Artist profile: Nick Scrimenti

Nick Scrimenti is a self-described “tornado in the studio”. He tells us how helping a hoarder organise his home influenced his artwork.
Published 13/12/19

The voyage of Iron Oxide

Iron oxide is one of the oldest colours used by mankind. Discover the links between the pigments artists rely on and the creation of Earth itself.
Published 13/12/19

Artist profile: Daniela Campins

Los Angeles-based painter Daniela Campins gives her tips for artists starting out, and explains how acrylics have given her work a new dimension.
Published 13/12/19

Spotlight on: Indian Yellow

Uncover the mysterious past of Indian yellow, a colour with a luminescence that won it devotees including Vermeer, Turner and Van Gogh.
Published 09/12/19

Spotlight on: Manganese Blue

Once used to tint cement for swimming pools, manganese blue soon became popular with artists. Find out more about this punchy azure.
Published 15/11/19

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