This book 1 has been reviewed and corrected and improved (updates 2021) I added acrylic mediums in detail, eco solvents, new watercolor recipes in tubes and buckets, new ink recipes : and I have updated the images with versions from 2021
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I speak in this book 1 about all the pigments "findable" in our time for the modern painter, about 400, otherwise what is the point! to talk about what we can not buy and use ;-) for us painters 😂🤣😉
There are about twenty techniques of Painting (binder) with water - (as many as there are families of gums, glues and components that can be dissolved in water), whether natural or synthetic in polar phase, and at least as much paint in solvent phase so I speak in this book N°1 about at least 40 painting techniques usable by the modern painter.
I would give you in this BOOK 1, all the recipes that I have tested, formulated or developed during my research that I have since 1988. This represents more than 250 originals recipes, tips and tricks of all techniques combined, that you can adapt to your work.
You will find explained in detail, the preparation of many supports of the painter, the realization of all the sizes, grounds, varnishes, mediums, and fixatives of the painter without forgetting the grinding in detail of the paints and the preparation of the minerals and their levigation of course.
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Here is a text message received from my daughter who is doing a Masters in Art Restoration at La Cambre, a Belgian school of international renown: "Hello Papa! Just to tell you that the book you gave me on dyes, inks and pigments Vegetables is a real gold mine! He is extraordinary. Really very happy. Thank you very, very much, very much "This text speaks for itself, doesn't it?
Brio and Modesty!
It's very simple: David knows what he's talking about and he talks about it very well. I am an assiduous reader of his works which brilliantly combine theoretical knowledge and practical know-how. I had a few email exchanges with him. As Brassens said, "he's a modest ...". Despite his immense culture, he listens to others and their experience.
He is the most qualified person I have met in this field
I had the chance to discover David's books and to participate in an internship. I am a painter and very user of old techniques, watercolor and engraving. David is a virtuoso and playful teacher. He gives all his recipes generously, but like in the kitchen when you find yourself alone, you have to stay determined to make it happen.
The book is superb
I have already leafed through several chapters, brilliant! just what I was missing! in addition, this large format for such a large volume, is better to be placed and opened on the reading table than the third smaller one which tends to close on my little fingers :-). What work and what knowledge. There is no such book in English?
I'm going to go and savor it all.
I can't get my head out of your books anymore
Your books are so packed with information
Thank you for all your research and your sharing.
Thanks also for the soaps,
I love to use them.
August 9, 2020
Very beautiful book N ° 1
Intended for all people who want to understand painting and especially how to use it.
The information in this book is of very high quality.
We feel the author's passion for his art.
Well done and thank you
Your books seem of rare quality, and the better the quality the less audience it has,
so I don't know when you will reach quorum for book 1.
Finally if ever one day you did an atelier in my area (do we ever know). I would be interested.
I acquired your book a few months ago and found it fascinating.
No wonder, actually, because it's a type of book I've been looking for for a long time.
Your book has given me some leads. But I feel that I would be much more at my ease if I started with a real class. I would then be able to seize all the potential of the book.
Volume of a series of works by the author on pigments.
Anyone wanting to know everything about pigments or to start making their own colors should have these books. The text, clear and precise, is accompanied by an impressive number of photos.
If you are looking for a reliable source of information, you have found it ....
if you're looking for a how-to manual, you've found it too!