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binder

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The colloid substance of a paint vehicle, for example linseed oil in oil paint. The binder holds the pigment particles together to form a cohesive coating and attach it securely to the ground.
compo

compo  

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Often abbreviated to ‘compo’: a mixture of whiting and linseed oil or some similar mixture used for casting small-sized ornament. It was also frequently used instead of carved wood for the ...
drying oil

drying oil  

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Any vegetable oil that will dry to a tough, leathery surface when spread out in thin layers. Drying oils such as linseed oil and poppyseed oil are typically used as the binder in oil paint.
medium

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Term used to refer to the material or form of expression used by an artist: thus painting, sculpture, and drawing are three different media, and bronze, marble, and wood are three of the media of ...
megilp

megilp  

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A painting medium consisting of mastic varnish mixed with linseed oil. It makes paint glossy and easy to manipulate, for which reason it was popular in the 18th and 19th centuries; however, it is a ...
oil paint

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Paint in which drying oils are used as the medium; linseed oil is the best known, but others that have been used in painting include poppy oil and walnut oil. It was long believed that oil painting ...
poppy oil

poppy oil  

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Oil extracted from poppy seeds, one of the most popular of the drying oils used as a medium for oil painting. It is less viscous than linseed and walnut oil and does not easily turn rancid. It is, ...
varnish

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Solution of natural or synthetic resin dissolved in liquid, used as a protective coating on the surface of a painting or sometimes as a paint medium. Ideally varnish should be colourless and ...
vehicle

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The liquid in which pigment is suspended to form paint—the ‘carrier’. The word can be applied to either the medium or the diluent, or to a mixture of both: thus the vehicle of oil painting might be ...
walnut oil

walnut oil  

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Drying oil obtained from the common walnut. It was one of the earliest oils used in painting, and perhaps the commonest medium in the early days of oil painting, but it is little used today. It dries ...

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