Life Style / Painting / Alkyd
Alkyd: Synthetic resin modified with oil for good adhesion to a clean surface and good gloss, color retention and flexibility. Slow drying.
Alkyds: These recently introduced colours act as an extension to oil-painting. They have a uniform speed of drying. They may be used for under-painting, and are excellent with glazing over dried-out . . . View Full Definition
Varnishes: Protective coatings for oil-paintings, tempera, acrylic, alkyd, gouache and water-colour. Varnishes may be made from natural or synthetic resins, with additions of natural or synthetic waxes . . . View Full Definition
Polyurethane Varnish: A clear, alkyd coating.
Paper: A substance produced from wood-pulp, rags or other material with fibres. It is thought that the art of making paper started in China with Tsai-lun about CE 105. It is likely that the inventi . . . View Full Definition
Blending: Term applied to 19th century belief that parental traits blended in their offspring; disproven by Mendels work.
Ceramics: Small ceramic platters, round, oval, square and rectangular have been used by some painters, either working on miniatures or pictures up to a maximum over all of about 12 in (300 mm). The to . . . View Full Definition
Metal: A metal is a substance that conducts heat and electricity, is shiny and reflects many colors of light, and can be hammered into sheets or drawn into wire. Metals lose electrons easily to for . . . View Full Definition
Beeswax: Has many uses in art, including: mixed with turpentine to make a wax polish for finishing oils, tempera and alkyds; mixed with varnish and turpentine to prepare a painting medium for oils; a . . . View Full Definition