...Many thanks for the book on selecting colors. I am most impressed with it and it has received much use already. C. Southcombe
...Important information for choosing the best colours in your palette. I now am confident in the archival integrity of the palette I use and I arrange the colours according to those that form the purest colour mixtures. This is the clearest reference I have found on pigments. Art
...A very informative book for any artist. We all buy paint, but the market is full of many brands and many qualities of paint. How do we make a selection? How do we avoid colors that fade or darken? How do we read the label of the tube of paint? What should be on that label? The name of the color is not important.All painters know that there are many different colors with the same name. Penny Ross
...Michael Wilcox, both an artist and a chemist, is on a holy mission to save the world from bad paint and is the perfect person to disabuse the public of the myths that keep it at the mercy of unscrupulous paint manufacturers.
Artists need to know that many popular colors (such as alizirin crimson) are appallingly fragile in ANY medium and will always deteriorate in short periods of time. And yet there are wonderfully lightfast substitutes available, if only the artist knows what to look for.
This informative, nicely illustrated book is a must for any painter who cares about the durability of his or her work. Sorrow Wood
...This is an essential book for any serious artist concerned about the integrity of their art. Who cares if there are typos? (I noticed none, myself -refer to a previous review). If you are knocking a book like this for whatever spelling/grammatical errors the subject matter is over your head. The author thoroughly explains everything to look for when selecting the best color pallet. Watch out for misleading labels, redundant and unnecessary products, fugitive colors and hidden ingredients that threaten the longevity of your work. A Reader