Weekly Lecture: The Chemistry of Painting

You have to consider the chemistry when working with specific materials (ie, working with masonite vs. canvas). Reinforced working surfaces help to avoid warping. Order of Medium Operations:

  1. Dry - Charcoal, Pencil
  2. Water-Based -Ink, Watercolor, w/o Plastic, Tea, Gesso
  3. Acrylic - Anything w/ Polymer, Gel, Medium
  4. Oil - Oil Based Mediums, Paint