PDA

View Full Version : Sennelier Lightfastness


JPQ
03-24-2010, 10:38 AM
Sennelier Lightfastness. what diffeent stars and 0 means? i mean i know *** its best possible but what others are suitable serious artwork.

DAK723
03-25-2010, 02:02 PM
I have not been able to locate a lightfastness color chart for sennelier, but will assume that a few of the reds/violets are less lightfast, as they are in many brands.

Personally, I would make sure I frame my work under glass and keep it out of direct sunlight and not worry about lightfastness.

Don

sketchZ1ol
03-25-2010, 05:44 PM
hello.
I agree with Don.
If you find/do something new, please tell us.
:) Ed

Studio-1-F
03-26-2010, 10:49 AM
Here is the Sennelier pigment lightfastness chart: http://www.sennelier.fr/pdf/nuanciers/us/PIGMENT_ANG.pdf

Below is Sennelier's key, taken from that chart linked above, telling you "what different stars and 0 means".

Suitability for "serious artwork" is up to you to decide!

Jan

+++++++++++++++++++++

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Mar-2010/12504-lightfastness.jpg

JPQ
03-26-2010, 07:54 PM
I think *** and ** only.ps. even i dont know if i never need Sennlier becouse there are other smooth pastels...

Phil Bates
03-27-2010, 01:31 AM
I think *** and ** only.ps. even i dont know if i never need Sennlier becouse there are other smooth pastels...

JPQ, Sennelier are some of the purest pigments you can buy, because they use the least filler of anyone. The pigments are the same as used by pros in acrylics and oils, not to mention other pastel brands. I've done tests with the most sensitive pastel colors in months of direct sunlight and saw virtually no change.

If it is still a concern, Dan is right, keep them out of the sun and put them under UV protected glass.

Pastel is challenging enough without concerns about lightfastness. Don't let this keep you from diving in, having fun, experimenting and painting! :)

Phil