Re: Canvas painting
- I once was told that linseed oil was the base for most weather-durable paint
in the 18th and early 19th Century. Tint and color was provided from
abundant local sources. Hence, barnyard red was linseed oil pigmented with
animal blood after slaughters on farms and black was linseed oil pigmented
with soot, lamp-black, etc.
From: Robert Van Patten <orville@...>
To: War of 1812 mail list <WarOf1812@onelist.com>
Date: Monday, November 01, 1999 1:22 PM
Subject: [WarOf1812] Canvas painting
>From: "Robert Van Patten" <orville@...>square miles: in North America, hundreds determined the fate of THOUSANDS of
>I need information on the kind of paint that can be used for painting
>things like gaiters and knapsacks - primarily black - but interested in all
>common colors. Comments?
>>The War of 1812: In Europe, thousands fought over the fate of hundreds of
- In a message dated 01/11/1999 12:34:28 PM, scottj@... writes:
>I once was told that linseed oil was the base for most weather-durableDurn! You beat me to it Scott!
>in the 18th and early 19th Century. Tint and color was provided from
>abundant local sources. Hence, barnyard red was linseed oil pigmented
>animal blood after slaughters on farms and black was linseed oil pigmented
>with soot, lamp-black, etc.
- Hello, all,
Thanks, Larry, for the information regarding fish oil. I had no
idea regarding that one. Learning curve takes an upward swing. :-) I
wonder, however, about the blood bit, as blood, when dry, tends to be
brownish, not scarlet. Perhaps the oil was mixed with true vermillion
(can't remember for the life of me where that comes from - must go dig out
my ancient notes)?
Mighten milk paint serve well on canvas? When the milk paint dries
it is one of the hardest known paints in existence, extremely durable. Easy
to obtain and mix these days as Lee Valley carries all the period colours
in powder form.
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