Foundations of oil paintings (Ended)

There are two controversial points of view in using acrylic gesso canvas to paint oil. “Traditional” artists reason that acrylic is different from oil in chemical properties, has no cross-linking,…

Foundations of oil paintings (continued)

Alkyd is one of the two most important inventions in the base material of the twentieth century. (The other invention is acrylic paint.) Alkyd is a polyester resin mixed with…

Foundations of oil paintings – The Gesso background

In the mid-1980s I once asked a now deceased Vietnamese artist how he prepared the background for his oil paintings. He said he only needed to take a piece of…

Method to handle canvas background

The traditional method still treats the canvas surface with rabbit skin glue to prevent linolenic acid, accounting for 60% of the fatty acids in linseed oil, permeating the fabric. The…

What is canvas background?

The inconvenience of hard materials (wood, metal) is that it is very difficult to make large sized paintings that do not warp, but are gentle when transported. So in the…