The surface is prepared by a coating of white lead in drying oil.
We have been told that drying oil mixed with mastic varnish has been, though not very recently, used in our National Gallery.
They contain a large amount of pure palatable oil, which is sometimes used by artists as a drying oil.
It is not a drying oil, and therefore cannot be used for paint, but burns freely in lamps and is useful for oiling machinery.
A good glazing colour, when ground in linseed, and used with drying oil.
An oil is expressed from its kernel which is known as nut-oil, and is much used by painters as a drying oil.
When pressed, they yield largely of pure palatable oil, as a drying oil for paint, and known as artists' oil.
But at length a drying oil is mentioned in connection with works of art by Aetius, a medical writer of the fifth century.
drying oil was well known to the ancients, that is before the Christian era.
According as an oil contains oleic acid or olinic acid, it is termed a fatty or drying oil.