|A Part of Eternity No. 47, Father and Child
The blue is built up of numerous layers of azurite in
a casein-rabbit skin glue distemper. The first layer is
a finely ground pale blue azurite. With each layer the
particle size is increased until the large particle is
gently brushed over the surface. The panel must be in
a horizontal position. In order to avoid loosening up
the previous layer, as little binder as possible is used.
The following day, when completely dry, the azurite
will have bound to the previous layer. If any large
particle pigment is still loose, a little distemper should
be brushed over the surface.
Other pigments include fuchsite (pale green) and
calcite (white) over the azurite. The yellow is a
natural ochre in a fir-balsam resin and a little walnut
oil. The brown is a soft hematite.