Jean-Marc BrugeilleS

Hand-Made Oil Paint

17th CENTURY RECIPE

 

Linseed and walnut oils are placed in the sun for several years for purification. Brugeilles mixes the purified oil with rubber, resin, and pigments, which gives the color an extraordinary brilliance.  Sometimes, he puts gold leaf on his paintings, again using ancient techniques.  He loves the techniques of the Middle Ages, because he believes it is the time when oil painting techniques were at their peak.  There is a depth to the painting that is close to enamel.  Brugeilles tries to relive this forgotten world through these techniques. 

oil lightening in sunBrugeilles making oil paint