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Lightfast 31 - June/July 2021



Dear friends of finest artists‘ colours!

Finally, summer provides confidence and lures us outside, to enjoy the sunshine or even paint in the great outdoors, or the city - depending on your preference. Many of you will make sketches that will later become paintings in oil, acrylic, pastels, or watercolour in the studio. To ensure that these are well protected, today we are introducing you to a multi-talent among fixatives that you may not even know about – our AEROSPRAY B72.  

The issues of sustainability and the protection of people and the environment are an important point in Schmincke’s company philosophy. We would like to introduce you to the measures we take and how this also affects our products.

Finally, we have some inspiration for you, this time on portrait painting in oil.

We wish you a great summer, stay healthy and continue to be creative!


Your Lightfast team

PRODUCT FOCUS: AEROSPRAY B72 (50404) - the multifunctional fixative from Schmincke




This crystal-clear fixative uses the acrylic resin Paraloid® B72 as its main ingredient. Doesn't that mean anything to you?


We will explain to you what makes this fixative an allrounder among fixatives: 


Good to know: Environmental protection and sustainability at Schmincke



The awareness of dwindling resources and an increasingly threatened environment has also led Schmincke to take further measures in order to contribute to the protection of the environment.

Irrespective of the fact that production is as gentle as possible and that many natural or renewable raw materials are used, there are some special products with a direct focus on environmental and sustainability aspects...


CREATIVE BLOG: Portrait in oil with MUSSINI®


with Thomas Beecht

After many experiments in portrait painting, a palette has emerged for Thomas Beecht which allows him to create every conceivable skin colours. He uses only 8 colours in his portraits, which creates a greater colour harmony within the painting. 

Due to the high pigmentation of MUSSINI® resin-oil colours, the purity of the colours is maintained even if the colours were created by mixing 3 or 4 colours.

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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