SINCE ALGRIM PAINTS IN THIS VERY COMPREHENSIVE AND SLOW TECHNIQUE, HE FINISHES VERY FEW PAINTINGS A YEAR. AND COLLECTORS ARE FIGHTING TO BY AN ALGRIM PAINTING. THE PAINTINGS ARE MADE TO LAST FOR SEVERAL HUNDRED YEARS.

The canvas and the preparation contains 6-8 layers of ground. Each layer must dry in one week and is grained with sandpaper and water between each layer. The painting itself contains only natural earth or mineral pigments of the absolute best quality.

Algrim also uses a small amount of bee wax and liquid-secura in his paint/paintings and makes all his paint by himself. Algrim’s paintings can have as much as 20-30 layers of paint and glaze. Combined with the liquid-secura. Algrim’s paintings contain only the same ingredients as the masters used during the Renaissance.

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Canvas with «fishbone» structure. Algrim paints on a specially made canvas with a «fishbone» structure.

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The blind-frame is made from the best slow growing wood and has under 4% humidity.

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Backside of a painting. Every painting by Algrim has a double canvas on the rear side for extra protection.

Algrim use this pigments:

Lead white, Lead-tin yellow, Yellow ochre, Raw Italian sienna, Burnt Italian sienna, Raw umbra, Burnt umbra, Cyprus cold green, Bone black, Malachite, Cinnabar, Orpiment, Azurite, Lapis Lazuli.

The painting itself contains only natural earth or mineral pigments of the absolute best quality. The pigments are grained in cold pressed walnut oil of the clearest and best quality.

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WARNING! NOT FOR AMATEUR USE! Some of this pigments are poisonous and some are very difficult to work with. Make sure you know hove to use it and protect your self!

PURIFYING OIL.

Why purifying the oil? For example Azurite has a bad reputation to turn black or greenish. The truth is that this pigment (Azurite) is extraordinary permanent.(If it is clean) It don’t change colour after been exposed from sulfur gases or acid from oils like many thought. A painting who is not correctly executed will be discoloured because of polluted pigments or wrong binders. Not correct prepared drying oil will change colour when it mix with pigments. The discolouration is in the binder/oil and not in the pigment (if it is clean and from a high quality supplier). Some drying oils can be discoloured (not by yellowing, but it change to black or greenish). It is extremely important to use completely clean pigments and correct purified oil. Walnut oil who is purified as followed will not be discoloured. Residues and “pollution” means that the oil may become discoloured (yellowing) when it dries. Crude oil may also result that the oil and some pigments react in an undesirable manner. These reactions or discolouration is usually very marginally, but can also result in big problems. I highly recommend that you buy oil and pigments from suppliers who sell products of the best quality. It costs a bit more, but this knowledge will help you to avoid small or large changes and problems when you paint. The purified oil is recommended for use in bright colours and when you grind mineral pigments. The cleaning process will also show how good or bad the oil are. You’ll find that quality oil has much less “pollution” than bad and cheap oil. This process will also minimise the yellowing of the oil. The separation process of 200ml oil will take about two weeks

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Pour a half part distilled water in a completely clean bottle or test tube. Pour an equal share of walnut oil and make sure you don`t fill the test tube completely

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Put on a tight lid or hold your finger over the spout and shake the mixture for a few minutes until it turns milky white. Leave it fore one to two weeks with the lid loosely on until the oil and water are separated.

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Use a pipette to soak up the purified oil and make sure you not get the remains located between the oil and water. Repeat the process if you want an even cleaner oil (Recommended). Pour the neutralised and purified oil in a clean bottle after the separation.