First letter: P for pigment
A second letter (and third letter for some):
W White (blanc)
Bk Black (noir)
R Red (rouge)
Y Yellow (jaune)
B Blue (bleu)
O Orange (orange)
G Green (vert)
Br Brown (brun)
The number following the letter is the membership of its chemical class. So :
Bk7 = Bk (black) and 7 = carbon black. Y43 = Y (yellow) and 43 for land and ocher.
The choice of binder, to mix with the pigment, will depend on the painting technique you want to use: arabic gum, for watercolor; linseed oil, for oil; the egg, for the temperature ...
After all, what could be easier than buying a watercolor tube or a scoop of gouache in the Local Artists Store?
Indeed ! But when you start thinking in terms of cost and feasible savings, you start thinking about it.
To create your work by mixing pigments and textures to infinity is something that speaks to you, does not it?
In addition, having complete control over the choice of ingredients in your painting and controlling the risks to your health and the environment, that is what definitely convinced you.
Do not wait any longer, check out our recipes and express yourself.
"Painting is a silent poetry and poetry, a talking painting." (Mr P. Commetti)
(photos: ALTERA ROMA http://www.stephanleclercq.com, and Rosangela Spartani)