History And Use Of Mediums

Materials History ,

Through the Renaissance, artists worked with combinations of tree resins, thickened vegetable oils, waxes and balsams. The exact organization of these raw materials is open to speculation and may differ from one artist to another, and even within the practice of an individual artist. However, the basic desire to create an oil paint film with […]

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Question Regarding Rabbit Skin Glue

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Question: How do you use Rabbit Skin Glue to prime a canvas? — Andy
Michael: Rabbit Skin Glue is the traditional painting surface that that has been in use for centuries. Simply add water to the granules at a ratio of approximately 13 parts water to one part granules, and allow to stand…

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Ten Artist Tips!

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 Artist And Illustrator magazine featured a piece from Michael about the use and care of his paints;  you can read it here: How should I store my oil paints? Because pigments are heavy they can often sink within the oil and therefore separate. To avoid this store your oil paints cap down thus permitting the […]

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