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Vicki G. Ralls wrote: > > At 15:26 01/06/2000 -0800, you wrote: > >Any guesses as to how long your average watercolor painting, (artist's > >original) endures before noticeable fading? And an acrylic painting? > > > >I don't think I have ever seen this question asked. Seems like we could > >be doing overkill if artist's originals fade in 20 or 30 years under > >Willhelm display conditions. > > > > I have some water colors that I painted in the 80's that have been dark > stored (just too bad to display). The paint is fine, but the paper has > yellowed very badly. It wasn't arches, but one of the other "fine" watercolor > papers of the day. And I have wondered... > > -vicki > > Vicki Ralls I am looking at a print that was done in 1974. It is the Constellation. It was painted by Alan Price and is number 182/500. It was printed by Triton Press in NYC, unfortunatly, they are no longer listed, any list memebers ever heard of them? It was copyrighted by NEW MARKET GALLERY. It is printed on BFK rives 250gsm paper. The part of the image that was not under the matte is a rather creamy yellow white and the part that was under the matte is very yellow almost the color of a mannila(?) envelope. I don't know what the original color of the print was but I am comparing this to a piece of BFK Rives I received as a sample about 2 months ago. The New BFK is much warmer than our GUARDIANú paper. and the paper from the 26 year old paper is much warmer than the new sample, almost verging on Yellow. The part of the print that was under the matte(a no name matte)is now yellow. This print was displayed in an office at weber valentine that has a large picture window that faces due north. The glass is plain old window pain glass. While the image still looks good, it does appear to be a bit washed out and faded, unfortunatly, I have no way to compare this, to know if that is the case or not. Also, I'm not sure of the method of reproduction, because this is a limited edition print, not the original. What does this say about the subject? -- John Goerger www.weber-valentine.com Toll Free 1-800-323-9642 USA ONLY 1-847-439-7111 Fax: 1-847-439-6887 - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.
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