What do the numbers on watercolors mean?

What do the numbers on watercolors mean?

Pigment numbers tell you exactly which pigment was used in the ingredients. For example PB28 is traditionally used for Cobalt Blue. The “PB” means “pigment, blue”, and “28” means that it’s the 28th blue pigment listing in the color index. You also want to look at the quantity of pigments used in the formula.

How do you read pigment numbers?

The pigment numbering system will always have a “P” (for pigment), atleast 1 additional letter (such as Y for yellow, Br for Brown, O for orange, R for red, V for violet, B for blue, G for green, etc.) and a number. Each pigment in a color category gets a special number, only used for that pigment.

Are there watercolor paint by numbers?

Adult paint by number kits are a relaxing, creative activity that makes the perfect paint night activity to enjoy at home. The Faber-Castell watercolor paint by numbers have separate number guides so that you can easily recreate the painting on the box or paint flower art that is unique to you!

What is Watercolour pigment?

Watercolor paints are pigments held together by a water soluble binder, along with additives and solvents. Pigments provide the color. The ground pigments are the same as those used for other applications, such as printing inks, cosmetics, and textiles.

How do you label watercolor art?

There are several different options for labeling your work in this setting, though each should let visitors know:

  1. The artist’s name.
  2. The title of the work.
  3. The medium of the work.
  4. The size of the work.
  5. The price of the work (if applicable)

What is painting with numbers?

Painting by Numbers is a system where a picture is divided into shapes, each marked with a number that corresponds to a particular color. You paint in each shape and ultimately the picture emerges as a finished painting. The paint by numbers approach is often ridiculed as being simplistic, uncreative, and formulaic.

Is paint by numbers cheating?

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Is painting by numbers cheating? No, it’s not. It’s an artistic process. Cheating only becomes a possibility if there’s a competition with set rules.