Interesting article about paint ageing

I was sent an interesting link to a blog post discussing the ageing effect suffered by the early chromium yellow paints used in Van Gogh’s work.

It is an interesting read: http://www.artistdaily.com/blogs/oilblog/archive/2013/12/10/van-gogh-39-s-yellow.aspx?a=%7BField:StoreCode%7D&et_mid=652007&rid=235323391

It only goes to show that comprehensive research is required when selecting materials to preserve your initial ideas and colour / fabric choices for the future viewers of your art. Dyes used in fabrics and threads are even more susceptible than the pigments in paints to the effects of sun light etc. so thought is also required when selecting places to display and ways of storing textiles.

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About Julie Hooker

Having recently returned to my roots in Surrey, I am currently studying a BA Hons degree with the OCA. My work is often inspired by the local countryside in the beautiful Surrey Hills area and the wild rugged nature of the North Cornish coast. Steam engines and abandoned industrial history are also recent themes. A free machine embroiderer and felt maker; I like to explore the use of natural, found materials to create my art, whether that be as raw materials to stitch or weave with or as a material with which to produce dye or print with. Previously, I completed City and Guilds parts 1 & 2 Creative Embroidery at the East Berkshire College in Windsor in 2007. I was also awarded first place in the wearable art section of the National Quilt Championships 2008 and 2009 held annually at Sandown Park.
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