At the bottom of the page is the formula for making Maroger Medium. It is an important component in my painting process. The statement that follows this introduction is from the company "Old Masters Maroger." http://www.oldmastersmaroger.com. They are the best source that I have found for artists that don't know how or do not wish to cook their own Maroger medium. The process is time consuming, smelly, potentially toxic and expensive, so I make my own. Brian
Old Masters Maroger says:
"Flemish Maroger is an all-in-one painting medium. Its versatility and protective finish have been utilized for centuries. Maroger was discovered by Jacques Maroger, painter and former curator of the Louvre in the early 20th Century. Maroger worked to uncover the secret formulas used by Old Masters such as Titian, Rubens, Van Dyck, Velasquez, as well as others. Consisting of Black Oil and Mastic Varnish, this medium comes in the form of a soft jelly and is often referred to as liquid glass."
"The jelly is of an amber color ... It is like a liquid glass with which the painter invests his pigments. It possesses the extraordinary property of congealing in the air and of becoming ductile again at the touch of the brush. Drawn by the brush, it moves fluently over the canvas. As soon as the brush is removed, it becomes firm and congeals immediately - ready, again to become every bit as ductile at the next touch of the brush." Wikipedia states, "There are extant pictures of at least two centuries painted with the documented use of Maroger medium that have been very well preserved."
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David Leffel, a true modern master of the chiaroscuro oil painting style and one of my favorite painters, was kind enough to send me his formula, which follows:
This was sent tot me by the amazing painter, David Leffel
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