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  1. Oil Painting
    I made a white test of zinc white (Beckers "A", here). In one patch I added linseed oil. It has experienced clearly visible yellowing after half a year. Another patch was mixed with Liquin (alkyd medium). It also became more yellow, but decidedly less so. The third patch consisted of zinc white...
  2. Oil Painting
    Zinc white has very fine properties and is arguably the best white. But the dire facts about zinc white ought to be recognized by all oil painters. According to the article "Zinc White: Problems in Oil Paint" (2014, here), paints containing zinc oxide become extremely brittle in as little as...
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