1. Wood panels
OILS / BINDERS
2. Poppy seed
Mastic Glaze Medium:
1 part stand linseed oil
1 part Mastic varnish
1 - 3 parts turp
Add ingredient together in container and shake well, keep in closed container.
All oil paints are exceptable for use in this technique.
Lead White- pure flake white and adulterated with chalk
Chalk- to modify and extend, to add transparency and body with out changing color
Earth Pigments- Ochres, Umbers, Siennas.
Lakes- Glazing pigments prepared from natural dyestuff of plant or animal origin.
Red lakes from the root of Madder plants and from scale insects Kermes, Cochineal
Yellow lakes- as from unripe Buckthorn Berries; known at the time as Pink or Dutch
Bone Black, Ivory Black
Smalt- A potash glass colored by cobalt oxide.
17TH CENTURY PIGMENTS: basic palette
White- Lead, lead with chalk (lead carbonate)
Yellows- Massicot (oxide of lead)
Orpiment (sulphide of arsenic)
Dutch pink (organic lake from buckthorn)
Red- Vermillion (mercuric sulphide)
Madder Lakes (plant source)
Cochineal Lake (insect)
Orange- Minium (lead)
Realgar (similar to Orpiment, replaced by cadmiums)
Prussian Blue (good glaze color, replaced by phthalocyanine today)
Greens - Malachite
Verdigris (copper acetate)
Black- Ivory, bone, charcoal
Earth Pigments of all variety
NOTE: Modern tube colors will be used during workshop, modern colors are very good but do tend to be stronger and more intense.