Special topics in art history
- Art Terms in Action: Turpentine Burn
- Art Terms in Action: Palette Knife
- Art Terms in Action: Stain
- Art Terms in Action: Emulsion
- Art Terms in Action: Enamel
- Art Terms in Action: Paint
- Art Terms in Action: Tint, Shade, and Tone
- Art Terms in Action: Viscosity
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- so if linseed oil is used for oil paints, what are the binders for ,say, water colours or acrylic paints?(10 votes)
- In acrylic paints the binder is acrylic medium, found at many places that sell paint-making supplies.
The binder in watercolor is water.
Hope this helps!(7 votes)
- where can you buy the glass mixer thing, binder, and pigment that Sal uses in the video?(2 votes)
- Alright, first of all, that is not Sal who is demonstrating the paint-mixing techniques, but a man named Corey D' Augustine, who is a educator with the Museum of Modern Art (who produced this series of videos). As for purchasing the items mentioned in this video, I have listed them below:
Pigment - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000BGSZ9G/ref=s9
Binder (linseed oil) - http://www.amazon.com/Gamblin-Artist-Oils-Refined-ANG06002/dp/B004O7F06O/ref=sr_1_2
Glass muller - http://www.amazon.com/Glass-Muller-Small-Approximately-Diameter/dp/B000F60B3U/ref=sr_1_1(12 votes)
- First comment in 6 Years!(2 votes)
- Remarkably so. I suppose the lesson is so complete and clear that no one has much more to add other than in the tips and thanks.(4 votes)
- At1:02the guy said "translucent". What does "translucent" mean?(2 votes)
- Can an artist take factory made paint and alter it by adding more linseed oil?(3 votes)
- of course, but depending on what kind of paint, it might not mix well. Also, pretty much all paint is made in factories, nowdays.(1 vote)
- Where could you get "linseed oil", and the color pigment?(1 vote)
- Howdo you make the paint and why would you want to do it at home instead of bought paint?(1 vote)
- where do I get that oil(1 vote)
- You get that oil at an artists supply store, or in the artist supply section of a large crafts store.(1 vote)
- Is egg yolk a binder for paint too?(1 vote)
- so what are the special oils used in painting?(1 vote)
- The oil he mentioned on the video is Linseed Oil, which is also commonly known as flax seed oil, and is pale yellow in colour. It is popularly used as the base for oil paints because of it's drying agents that decrease drying time. I'm not sure you were asking about this oil, if not, please tell me when in the video he mentioned the oils you want to know about.(1 vote)
When you buy a tube of paint, what's in that tube primarily is pigment and binder. Pigment is the color matter. It's the stuff that provides paint with color. Now, these can be finely ground up minerals. They can be natural products as well. The binder is essentially the glue, the adhesive of the paint, the stuff that sticks all those little flecks of color together. The binder of oil paint is linseed oil, literally the oil from flax seeds. So essentially we have the pigment, the color matter going into the binder which holds it all together and then this is mostly what paint is. Using a glass muller, I'm ensuring that the pigment evenly is dispersed into that oil, as I'm really making sure this paint has a uniform consistency. If you buy a tube of paint today, this stuff is done by huge industrial processes rather than the old-fashioned handmade way that I'm demonstrating here. Now the more oil that is added to the paint, the more translucent that paint becomes. Because this oil is barely colored, it has a slight yellow cast to it, the more of that we add, the further we push apart those little flecks of color, those little bits of pigment. If they're spread apart into what's called the glaze with a lot of linseed oil, then we can see through that paint. I'm making it translucent.