Notebook, 1993-

MATERIALS & METHODS - Painting - Fresco

Limitations & Advantages - Painting Procedure - The Wall - Sketches, Cartoons, Transfer - Secco Painting - Brick Walls - New Walls - The Aggregates - The Lime - The Mortar - Making the Lime Putty - Mixing the Mortar - Intonaco - Brown Coat - Plastering the Wall - Rough Cast / Trullisatio - Sand Finish

Pigments - Brushes & Tools - Bianco Sangiovanni

Fresco - Brushes & Tools

The bristle brushes used by the fresco painter are longer and softer than the usual oil painting brushes. Sable brushes are also used. Sponges, wide wetting brushes, a hand sprayer, and trowel-shaped palette knives are necessary equipment. Enameled light metal palettes, with indentations for colors, can be purchased, but for mixing colors, many painters prefer cheap china plates, which they discard after use. Similarly cheap mugs and glasses can serve as expendable paint pots. A muller and ground-glass slab, plus the usual spatulas, are employed to grind colors that are too rough for use.

[Kay, Reed. The Painters Guide to Studio Methods and Materials. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1983. p. 183]



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