Last night I received a very informative and interesting e-mail from Olivier Jennes, keeper of the website listed as the title for this entry. He asked if I would take a look at his research and give it a place/mention on my website blog. I am pleased to do so.
I went to http://wonderstreet.com/blog/how-to-choose-a-brand-of-oil-paint (type exactly)
to read the research done on, perhaps, all the different oil paint brands (professional and student grade) that one might find. I clearly did not know there were so many brands. I am excited to look further.
It was a valuable learning experience for me. It is valuable because I have been floundering about trying all different brands that I am able to find here in the Boise area to satisfy myself. The insights into defective caps on paint tubes is humorous to me because I have experienced this phenomenon. I try to read all the light fast stuff and pigment data on tubers of paint and become befuddled at times. Jennes discusses pricing in the descriptions as well as other information needed by artists to turn out the best paintings possible. Jennes has taken the guesswork out of selecting a best choice. Thank you sir.
By the Way: There are a good many other interesting items on Wonderstreet.com. More good information on their blog. I haven't researched the whole site yet, but I think it is worth a look.