Notebook, 1993-

Eastlake's Methods and Materials of Painting of the Great Schools and Masters

Eastlake, Sir Charles Lock [One-time President of the Royal Academy], Methods and Materials of Painting of the Great Schools and Masters [Formerly titled: Materials for a History of Oil Painting]. Vol. One. New York; Dover Publications, Inc. 1960 [Originally published by Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans in 1847]

Professional Essays

Note by Editor

Bellini Thinned his Vehicle with Linseed Oil

Chiaroscuro Preparations - Their Effect, Duly Managed, or Producing Depth and Richness

Chiaroscuro Preparations - Transparent Brown

Colour, Light, Shade, Correggio, &c.

How to Compose and Paint a Single Head

Cool Lights on Red

Crispness and Sharpness Before Toning

Depth of Light Tints

Depth - Transparent Medium


Facility of Execution


Gem-like Quality

Glazing System

Life in Inanimate Things

Macchia [The blocking out of the masses of light and shade. - Ed.]

Means & End of Art [Fragment from a Journal Book of 1828]

Natural Contrasts

Natural Harmonies

Necessity for Definitions

Negative Lights and Shades

Neutral Tints in White and Other Draperies

Oil Painting

Oiling Out

Palette Knife


Scumbling and Retouching


On Subjects for Painting

Texture - Contrast of Surface in Scumbling

Toning, To Mitigate Partial or General Crudeness

Transparent Painting

Treatment of Green & Blue

Vehicle for Shadows

Venetian Process

Warm Outlines & Shadows

Warm Shadows



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