Posts tagged ‘paint’

Knowing your s…tuff: Connoisseurship in Art and other Fine Things

August 5, 2013 at 5:50 pm

While researching a painting for an appraisal I began to remember a discussion on connoisseurship in one of my appraisal courses. What is it? How do you obtain... (more)

Building a collection on your own? Consider this…

October 1, 2012 at 11:25 am

Whether you are collecting jewelry, vintage cars, wine or artwork, the transition into a serious collector involves knowledge, relationships, record keeping and preservation. Can you fill all of... (more)

Do You Legally Own the Artwork You Possess?

August 13, 2012 at 2:00 pm

 ~ Legal Title ~ (as it pertains to works of art) The age old adage “possession is 9/10 of the law” does not always apply when dealing with... (more)

Is It Fine Art, A Collectible Or An Antique?

April 21, 2010 at 9:52 am

Although any item could be placed into one or more of the following groups, there are some general guidelines for placing an item into a category…    Fine... (more)

Substrate Induced Discoloration

April 10, 2010 at 7:56 am

 Substrate Induced Discoloration or (SID)    Acrylic mediums (especially when thickly applied) have the ability to draw out impurities from the support (surface) they are painted on. Gesso priming will... (more)

Pigment vs. Binder ~ What is the Difference?

February 15, 2010 at 12:35 pm

Pigments  The pigment determines the color of the paint as well as the permanence of that color.  PIGMENTS DETERMINE: 1) Chroma; Relative brightness 2) Opacity; transparent, translucent or... (more)

Development of Hairline Cracks in Oil Paintings

January 28, 2010 at 2:14 pm

Why do oil paintings develop hairline cracks and acrylic paintings do not? This is directly related to the binders used in oil and acrylic paint. Oil paint binder... (more)