Linseed oil thickened in the sun

Only for spectators with strong nerves. This is what the ‘undercarriage’ foam with the crap looks like at the end of a sunny day.The nineteenth day of thickening linseed oil in the sun.The sun separates the “sebaceous substances” between the linseed oil layer and the water. (Max Doerner calls this nastiness)The bark, which cannot find […]

Extraordinary oil

“Take your linseed oil and in summer pour it into a bronze or brass basin, or into a bowl, and when the sun is in the sign of Leo, expose it to the sun, and this oil, if you hold it so long, that it will be half gone, will be as perfect as possible for painting” (C. Cennini, “A Treatise on Painting”). Cennino Cennini, born in 1370 in Colle di Val d’Elsa, died […]

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