Developing a Spectral and Colorimetric Database of Artist Paint Materials

Yoshio Okumura

Physical copy available from RIT's Wallace Library at ND1500 .O58 2005


As the project of the author's Master's thesis, the development of a spectral and colorimetric database of artist paint materials for acrylic paints was started. The goal of this research project was to provide the academic resource of colorant spectral characteristics, give scientific explanations on various paint-particular phenomena (paint mixing, gloss effects and color gamut expansion by varnishing). These tasks were planned to satisfy possible interests on paint research from not only conservators in museums but also color educators in schools and color reproduction engineers in imaging companies.