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SPECIAL: Schmincke awarded for the third time as Brand of the Century


Lightfast 11 - December 2018/January 2019


Dear friends of finest artists' colours!

Christmas is just around the corner and we already have a few nice surprises, in terms of inspiration, as a knowledge boost or as a last-minute gift idea, to give a creative person a particularly colourful treat.

With the new Pouring medium S we offer from mid-December a new medium which, combined with silicone oil, provides spectacular cell effects in the pouring technique. The painting boxes shown are a selection of wonderful high-quality boxes, as perfect gift for others or for yourself. With the numerous new video clips we continue to provide interesting and helpful product and technical knowledge to you again. In the New Year you can expect many new ideas and products.

We wish you a pleasant Christmas time and an inspired transition to the New Year 2019!

Your Lightfast Team

Last minute gifts: Beautiful painting boxes for various techniques

NEW: Clips full of knowledge

Pouring techniques with acrylic colours are still very popular. A typical effect is the cell formation of the colours, which leads to spectacular results. Cell formation occurs through the addition of some silicone oil to the medium-acrylic paint mix.

The Pouring Medium S is - on customer request - in addition to the already established Pouring Medium (50546), which dries clear-transparent and water-resistant - a specially developed medium for cell formation (available in 500 ml and 1l). It is mixed with acrylic colours to improve their flow properties. Pouring Medium S can also be diluted with water and combined with silicone oil to increase cell formation. It dries waterproof and forms a light-stable, flexible film. Do not use below 15°C. Substrates must be clean, not too absorbent, sustainable and grease-free, pre-tests are recommended, do not pour leavings into the drain. Instructions for use and safety data sheets can be found at www.schmincke.de .

NEW: Pouring Medium S (50547) for pouring techniques – suitable for silicone oil

H. Schmincke & Co. has once again been awarded as one of the strongest and best-known brands in Germany. In addition to typical German brands such as Ritter Sport, Tempo or Tesa, Schmincke also occupies the "artist's colours" segment. The importance of Schmincke as a brand is documented by the decision of a high-ranking advisory board to include Schmincke in the compendium "German Standards - Brands of the Century 2019" and to award the manufacturer the "Brand award of German Standards".

Flake white hue - Origin and use in oil painting:

    Watch the video    

Medium W and Medium W Gel - How do I make my oil paints water miscible?

    Watch the video    

The mixability and combinability of MUSSINI® resin oil colours and Norma® Professional oil colours

    Watch the video    

Finest soft pastels and their graduations 
B D H M O 

    Watch the video    

The correct fixing of pastel paintings

    Watch the video    

AERO COLOR® Liner and its filling with AERO COLOR® Professional

    Watch the video    

You can find many more clips on products, techniques and applications on our YouTube channel: 

AKADEMIE® Acryl color

Two different large cardboard sets with one daVinci acrylic brush size 10

 · 76744 contains 6 tubes AKADEMIE® Acryl color à 60 ml
·   76732 contains 11 tubes AKADEMIE® Acryl color as well as 1 tube light structuring paste à 60 ml 


Norma® Professional (71711)

Compact cardboard set with finest oil colours, 8 tubes à 60 ml at the price of 8 tubes à 35 ml


Elegant dark wooden box, filled with 30 half pans of finest HORADAM watercolours, numerous empty pans for self-filling, a high-quality porcelain palette for mixing colours as well as the da Vinci-„125 years HORADAM®“-jubilee brush. 


Beautiful cardboard sets, filled with 40, 80 or 120 half extra-soft, handmade pastels:

· 77758 contains 40 half sticks
· 77759 contains 80 half sticks
· 77760 contains 120 half sticks

We have shot clips again - after all, we always want to keep you well informed. Here you will find six short films on the following topics:

Here you will find a selection of this year's Christmas painting boxes, available in specialist and online shops for artists' colours. Many more boxes are also available there. With these colourful gifts you are sure to make artists' eyes shine!

Please note:
The described product attributes and application examples have been tested in the Schmincke laboratory. The information is based on our current state of technical findings and experience. Due to the diversity of applications in terms of painting techniques, materials and working conditions, as well as numerous possible influences, this information is based on a general application range. A legally binding guarantee of specific attributes or the suitability for a specific usage purpose cannot be derived from our information; therefore the use of the products must be adapted to the users' individual conditions and tested in trials. For this reason, we cannot provide a warranty for product attributes and/or assume liability for damages that occur in connection with the use of our products.
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