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Features -Pigment database


For each paint type (watercolor, oil, acrylic, gouache), Colorist for Artists provides a compendium of all pigments known to be used in its artists' paint database.

Information is provided for:
  • pigment color index name
  • pigment common name
  • pigment transparency
  • pigment lightfastness
  • color information for any artists' paint incorporating the selected pigment, subdivided according to single pigment, dual pigment or 3 or more pigments content
  • 9 color categories are provided, corresponding to yellow (PY), orange (PO), red (NR, PR), violet (PV), blue (PB), green (PG), brown (PBr), black (PBk), and white (PW)


artists paint pigments


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