This report describes a process of pigment selection for reconstructing the Gamblin Conservation Colors and various artist pigments dispersed in linseed oil. Single constant Kubelka–Munk (K-M) turbid media theory and a non-negative least square (NNLS) optimization technique were employed in this experiment. Eleven pigments were selected as representative of the 30-pigments Gamblin Conservation Colors. These were quinacridone red (PV 19), venetian red (PR 101), cadmium red medium (PR 108), cadmium yellow medium (PY 37), indian yellow (PY 83), chromium oxide green (PG 17), phthalocyanine green (PG 7), phthalocyanine blue (PB 15:2), cobalt blue (PB 28), titanium dioxide white (PW 6), and ivory black (PBK 9).

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Technical Report

Department, Program, or Center

Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science (COS)


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