When you look below you will see why I have had to change my storage method for my lead white panels. Keep 'em sunny side up.
I'm going to throw it all out because I'm so over being a nerd and I've since blossomed into a sophisticated and carefree artiste who doesn't even read the pigment label anymore. But before I do, take a look at these whites:
|This advanced yellowing of something that should be white reminds me of something, but I can't quite put my dental plaque on it.|
A. Williamsburg, Titanium White, PW 6, linseed oil
B. Winsor & Newton, Titanium White, PW 6 and PW 4, safflower oil
C. Lefranc & Bourgeois, Titanium White, PW 6, soybean oil
D. Old Holland, Titanium White, PW 6, binder unknown because that's how Old Holland rolls
E. Winsor & Newton, Cremnitz White, PW 1, safflower oil
F. Gamblin, Flake White Replacement, PW 6 and PW 4, alkali refined linseed oil
G. Old Holland, Cremnitz White, PW 1, unknown
H. Rembrandt-Talens, Titanium White, unknown, unknown
All of these whites were tucked away in this binder in a box for the past several years, so the yellowing is quite exaggerated. If these paints had been used in a painting and left on a wall where there was some light, it wouldn't be this bad. But still. It's worth thanking your lucky stars you didn't paint your masterpiece with Old Holland Cremnitz White. I mean, you didn't, did you?
Word to the wise, if you're looking for a titanium white to use, look for something that says PW 6 only (no PW 4--that's zinc) and preferably a safflower or a soybean oil. Good luck.