Notebook, 1993-

MATERIALS & METHODS - Painting - Oil Painting

Characteristics - Painting Methods - Materials and Equipment - Manufacture - Protection of the Picture

Supports and Grounds - Metals

Copper, aluminum, zinc, and steel are much less absorbent than other supports. Paint films can adhere to the surfaces of these metals only if they are well roughened to provide a tooth and if they are very clean and free of oil compounds. Although they have occasionally been used in the past, they are seldom used for easel painting today. [ p. 115]

[Kay, Reed. The Painter's Guide to Studio Methods and Materials. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1983.]



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