Tag Archives: pigments

Toxic paint?

This weekend I received a response from my blog post on brush cleaning that read: “Of course there is the option of not using paints/painting bases based on toxins to begin with.” All paints have two essential parts: pigments and binders. Historically, binders for paints were egg, wax, honey, or bitumen, with the occasional organic oil […]

How to buy paint

My post about rules on Wednesday elicited the following comment from a reader: “I’m still learning my way with media and pigments. I suspect it’s a never-ending process.” It really doesn’t have to be, if you follow some simple rules in buying paint. Use only titanium white. Titanium is a lightfast, semi-opaque, very cool white. […]