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There are three general rules, however, which I must state...." PDF (23.0 MB) EPUB Kindle Daisy (unprotected) Full Text Dj Vu Read Online Art Recreations; being a complete guide to pencil drawing, oil painting, water-color painting, crayon drawing and painting, painting on ground glass, Grecian painting, antique painting, oriental painting, sign painting, theorem painting, ferneries, moss work, paper mache, cone work, feather flowers, potichomanie (The art or process of coating the inside of glass vessels with engravings or paintings), leather work, hair work, taxidermy, gilding and bronzing, plaster work, decalcomanie, wax work, shell work, magic lantern, paper flowers, imitation of pearl, the aquarium, sealing-wax painting, panorama painting, coloring photographs, enamel painting, etc.
"A perfect muscular control of the hand is of the first importance in drawing, as accuracy of outline and delicacy of expression can only be obtained by having the fingers in complete subjection to the will, so that the slightest volition will be properly interpreted by the pencil.
An easel painting typically has at least four basic layers: support, ground, paint, and varnish." Download PDF Cyclopedia of Painting : containing useful and valuable information on the following subjects: adulteration of paint, blistering of paint, brushes, calcimining, carriage painting, china painting, colors, color harmony, color mixing, color testing, exterior painting, gilding, graining, house painting, marbling, mildew, oils and driers, oil painting on glass, painting a bath tub, painting in distemper, paperhanger's tools, paperhanging, pigments, plain oil painting, primary colors, priming, scenic painting, sign painting, stains, staining, stencilling, turpentine, varnishes, varnishing, water color painting, when not to paint, practical points on painting, useful information...
"The facility with which ready-prepared colors can now be obtained has no doubt led to a neglect of information as to their composition or special qualities, a small amount of knowledge only being picked up in the course of practice from the men with whom each painter is associated, and who have obtained their own information in a similar unreliable manner.
To grind it properly, procure a slab of porphyry, which is strong and firm.
There are many kinds of stone for grinding colours, as porphyry, serpentine, and marble.
Yet the difference or abuse of creeds may be said in most cases to affect works of Art only in their extrinsic conditions; the great painters were so generally penetrated with the spirit of the faith they illustrated, that the most unworthy subjects were often the vehicles of feelings to which all classes of Christians are more or less alive.
The implicit recognition of apocryphal authorities is, however, not to be dissembled ....
The serpentine is a soft stone, and is not good; marble is worse, that is, softer; porphyry is the best of all; and if you procure a slab very well polished, it will be better than one with less polish. Take another stone, also of porphyry, smooth on one side, and raised on the other, in the shape of a porringer, and half the height of one, of such a form that the hand may hold and guide it at pleasure " Download PDF Right click on the link and save as Read Online Faithfully Translated From The Original Italian, and Digested Under Proper Heads, By John Francis Rigaud, Esq.