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  • alkyd paint as oil primer

    can i use a regular titanium white alkyd paint as substitute for oil ground? can i put it onto my gessoed canvas and use it after a few days? would the effect be the same and would there be no problem in the future?
    Posted to Art Technical Q & A (Forum) by xndr on 12 Oct 2009
  • Art Technical Q&A: Priming linen

    Priming Linen I have read that it’s necessary to use acrylic gesso to prime a linen canvas. Does it always need to be stretched before doing this? I would like to prime a large piece of linen, tack it down, and then cut it into smaller pieces to take with me when I travel. Will this compromise...
    Posted to Art Technical Q & A (Forum) by American Artist on 3 Mar 2009
  • Art Technical Q&A: Sizing with Rabbit-Skin Glue

    What is the ratio of rabbit-skin glue to water for sizing canvas or linen? I have seen everything from 2 to 7 tablespoons of glue per 1 quart of water. Why is there such a vast range, and what factors contribute to the differences in these ratios? Formulas for mixing hide or rabbit-skin glue usually...
    Posted to Art Technical Q & A (Forum) by American Artist on 3 Mar 2009