There was a time before the invention of paint tubes, when artists had to grind their own oil paint. The advantage was that artists could make their paints to suit their personal preferences and working methods.
The process itself is straight forward and requires just a bare minimum of tools and materials to get started.
In this video, art expert Sharyn Pak Withers takes you through the various steps of making your own oil paint from mixing the pigment with linseed oil, to grinding, to putting your paint into tubes. In addition, Sharyn will address how to improve drying time, consistency and paint yellowing.
Other subjects include tools and materials, an explanation of the paint grinding process and safety issues.
Host: Sharyn Pak Withers Running time: 48 minutes UPC: 881303000368
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Natural Pigments is a limited liability company based in Willits, California. We manufacture and distribute rare and hard-to-find materials for fine artists and decorators. We specialize in supplying artists' materials that were used in historical painting since pre-historic times up to and including the nineteenth century.
We constantly search for materials and products of the finest quality so that we can bring them direct to you from the source. To do so, we travel the world to find materials specifically for use by professional artists and decorators. We obtain minerals from mines in Afghanistan, Chile, Russia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan, to name a few places, processing these into natural pigments. We purchase resins, gums and plants from India, Kenya and Malaysia to make natural varnishes and painting mediums.
Our mission is to provide the largest variety of natural pigments, paints and other professional artists' supplies, enabling us to bring you a selection that makes shopping for rare and hard-to-find art materials easy. Our objective is to promote the education and use of these materials among artists by providing detailed information for their employment in encaustic, fresco, oil, watercolor and tempera painting.
This product is shipped from our warehouse in Gretna, NE, USA.
This product is brand new and includes the manufacturer's warranty, so you can buy with confidence.
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