Lapis Lazuli Lapis Lazuli Pigment

HOW TO MAKE ARTIST’S OIL PAINTS WITH LAPIS LAZULI PIGMENT

Techniques
Humaira Irfan
Written by Humaira Irfan

OIL PAINTING AND ITS GLORIOUS HISTORY:

The earliest record of oil painting dates back to the 7th century cave paintings in Afghanistan .Then in the 15th century Flemish painter Jan Van Eyck innovated the technique of oil painting substituting the Egg tempera technique used in those days. With oil painting technique he made such marvelous realistic paintings that  his contemporaries were left awestruck. Oil painting was quickly taken up by the artists and is a very popular medium of painting to date.

ARTIST’s OIL PAINT RECIPE:

Constituents:
  • Dry Lapis Lazuli   pigment.
  •  Good quality refined Linseed oil
Preparation method:

First Step                   

   1.De Mairo Lapis dry pigment

   2.Refined Linseed oil

   3.A small Muller

   4.A bowl

   5.A spatula or knife

 

 

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Second Step

 Take a spoonful of Lapis pigment in a clean bowl . You can use any non absorbent      surfacefor mixing .

 De Mairo pigment is finely ground without any grit so it doesn’t need any more grinding , just a bit of thorough mixing with oil.

 

 

 

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Third Step

Add few drops of  linseed oil.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fourth Step

  Take a knife or spatula ,mix the pigment with oil.

Slowly incorporate all the dry powder into the oil.

 

 

 

 

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Fifth Step

   Mix wel, oil and pigment, making it into a thick putty.

   You can add more drops of oil if the pigment seems dry

 

 

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Sixth Step

 For proper mixing use a small muller                                                

 Thoroughly mix the pigment with the binder oil

 Within one minute of mixing, the brilliant blue color of

 Pigment is displayed. 

 

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Seventh Step

  Thoroughly mix the pigment ,check the consistency

  If it is thin you can add more pigment , if too thick you can add one or more drops of oil .

 

 

 

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Final Step 

  Make a  paint like consistency , now you can use

   it like any other tube color .

   It can be used separately or with any other tube color.

   It gives glow and luminosity to all the colors it is added

   to. Enjoy the vibrant, rich blue color of DeMairo lapis pigment in your painting .

 

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Humaira Irfan

Humaira Irfan

De Mairo’s Lapis lazuli Pigment with oil colors on canvas

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