Thursday, April 18, 2013

NuPastel Light-fast Test

 
 

I have completed a 90-day light fast test of NuPastels.  I placed the chart in full sun from January 16 through April 15.  Note that this is not a scientific test, but simply a test for my own use and verification of which colors held, which faded, and how much fade was noticeable.

For my observations I used a number system 0 - 5

0 - no change
1 - slight change in value
2 - significant change in value
3 - slight change in hue and value
4 - significant change in hue and value
5 - complete fade

If you contact me by e-mail, I can send you a complete spreadsheet of my observations.

1 203 0 Burnt Sienna
2 204 0 Sandalwood
3 205 0 Peacock Blue
4 206 1 Carmine Madder
5 207 1 Ceep Chrome Yellow
6 208 0 Sap Green
7 209 0 Warm Grey
8 212 3 Orange
9 213 0 Sanguine
10 214 2 Persian Rose
11 215 0 Turquoise Blue
12 216 3 Maroon
13 217 0 Lemon Yellow
14 218 0 Veronese Green
15 219 0 Warm Medium Gray
16 222 3 Burnt Orange
17 223 0 Burnt Umber
18 224 0 Violet
19 225 0 Iron Blue
20 226 2 Scarlet
21 227 0 Corn Yellow
22 228 0 Hooker's Green
23 229 0 Black
24 233 0 Raw Sienna
25 234 1 Red Vilet
26 235 0 Light Blue
27 236 3 Carmine
28 238 0 Emerald Green
29 239 0 Warm Light Ggey
30 243 0 Light Ochre
31 244 1 Blue Violet
32 245 1 Light Turquoise Blue
33 246 3 Rose Pink
34 247 0 Light Naples Yellow
35 248 0 Olive Green
36 249 0 Warm Very Light Grey
37 255 0 Azure Blue
38 254 1 Hyacinth Violet
39 256 2 Crimson
40 257 0 Deep Cadmium Yellow
41 258 0 Viridian Green
42 259 0 Cood Deep Grey
43 263 0 Indian Red
44 265 0 Ultramarine Blue
45 266 4 Pale Vermillion
46 267 0 Colonial Yellow
47 268 0 Light Sap Green
48 273 0 Tuscan Red
49 275 0 Deep Blue
50 276 1 Flesh Pink
51 277 0 Ivory
52 278 0 Dark Green
53 279 0 Cool Medium Grey
54 283 0 Van Dyke Brown
55 285 0 Indigo Blue
56 286 5 Madder Pink
57 288 1 Pistachio Green
58 289 0 Cool Light Grey
59 293 0 Sepia
60 295 0 Prussian Blue
61 296 4 Salmon Pink
62 298 0 Bottle Green
63 299 0 Cool Very Light Grey
64 304 2 Orchid
65 305 0 Spruce Blue
66 306 4 Orchid Pink
67 308 0 Palm Green
68 313 0 Nut Brown
69 314 4 Old Lilac
70 316 2 Old Rose
71 318 0 Citrine Green
72 324 0 Plum
73 333 0 Titan Brown
74 336 3 Carnival Red
75 343 0 Rust 
76 345 0 Harbor Blue
77 346 1 Burgundy
78 348 0 Endive
79 353 0 Cordovan
80 355 0 Cocoa Brown
81 363 0 Garnet
82 365 0 Ceylon Blue
83 366 2 Shell Pink
84 368 0 Smoke Green
85 376 1 Peach
86 378 0 Erin Green
87 383 0 Coral
88 405 0 Blue Haze
89 406 3 Flamingo
90 408 0 Fern Gren
91 415 0 Tile Blue
92 416 1 Cark Rose
93 418 0 Neptuen Green
94 428 0 Beech Green
95 448 0 Eden Green
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Legend - numbers 0-5
0- No change
1- Some Change in Value
2- Significant Change in Value
3- Some Change in Hue and Value
4- Significant Change in Hue and Value
5- Complete Fade in Hue and Value