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The Binder and solvents of oil paints (part 2)

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Among the film oils used in the oil paints mentioned above, linseed oil has the highest linolenic acid and iodine content (see table), so linseed oil dries the fastest and has the toughest film. Dry walnut oil is also fairly quick and even, with less yellowing, so it is used to grind light colors. Poppy […]

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Primary color palette Separation method

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As stated in the previous article, people know how to draw and mix colors from tens of thousands of years before quantitative theories on the plus color and minus the color advent. For painter’s practice, the primary color is the colors made from colored substances, and at least 6 colors are red, green, blue, yellow, […]

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Quality brands for oil-painting industry

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World-renowned art studios usually produce at least two color grades: 1) grade for professional artist (artist grade) 2) class for amateur painters who are new to oil painting or art students, called student grade. But there are also some firms, like Old Holland, that only produce oil paints for professional painters. Colors for professional painters […]

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Process of making oil paint brushes

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In chapter 64, “The Handbook of Art” (15th century), Cennino Cennini describes how to make a mink brush as follows. Get the mink tail dried because only the tail hair is suitable for making brush. From the tip of the tail select the longest and strongest hairs on the inside and combine them into small […]

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Learning about the basically color (part 2)

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Ultramarine is the most complex mineral pigment, containing sulfur and natrium silicate Na8-10Al6Si6O24S2-4, once considered the most beautiful blue since ancient times, which was made from lapis lazuli – an expensive gemstone, There are many in Badakhshan (Afghanistan). In the past, lapis lazuli stone was exported to Egypt and Europe through Venice to make jewelry […]

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Learning about the basically color (part 1)

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The highest quality colors are usually mono pigments that are ground from a pigment. Monochromatic colors are actually the primary colors in painting because there is no way to create a monochromatic color from other pigments. Some colors can only be produced by mixing several pigments together, so we will have some basic colors as […]

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