This lecture/demo is FREE with a refundable $5 deposit
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Painting Mediums Historical and Modern
How oil painting mediums can be used to create many different painting effects. What are historical oil painting mediums like and how do modern mediums compare to them? Through recreations of many oil painting medium recipes from the 15th to 19th centuries, Natural Pigments answers this question. We compare their handling and performance characteristics, such as viscosity, rheology (paint consistency), yellowing and flexibility. The results of this research is presented in ways that can help artists to understand the purpose and use of mediums in their own work. The presentation will be followed by questions and answers.
This presentation is designed for oil painters.
Digital Image Presentation: One hour lecture and demonstration
George O’Hanlon is technical director of Natural Pigments and executive director of Iconofile, an nonprofit educational organization dedicated to promoting understanding of sacred art. George received his fine arts education and apprenticeship in Mexico. Upon his return to the United States, he worked as art director and then creative director for advertising agencies in Silicon Valley, working on such major accounts as Sony, Hewlett-Packard and Ricoh. He then established a marketing communications firm that was later acquired by the Japanese chemical giant, Shin-Etsu, where we was retained as president of U.S. marketing operations. In 1992, he left this post to study traditional art techniques and then in 2001, he founded Iconofile and then Natural Pigments to promote an understanding of these techniques among contemporary artists. Since that time he has formulated hundreds of artists paints and materials, including Ceracolors, a water-soluble wax paint.
Tatiana Zaytseva is administrative director of Natural Pigments and secretary of Iconofile, an nonprofit educational organization dedicated to promoting understanding of sacred art. Tatiana received her education in Saint Petersburg, Russia in fashion and design and a second degree in engineering process controls. After moving to the U.S. in 2001, she helped to establish and Iconofile and then Natural Pigments in 2003.