from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A widely used durable synthetic resin derived from glycerol and phthalic anhydride. Also called alkyd resin.
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- n. A synthetic resin derived from a reaction between alcohol and certain acids, used as a base for many laminates, paints and coatings.
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- n. a durable synthetic resin widely used in adhesives and paints
Sylvia Maier , a Brooklyn-based artist, painted seven of the portraits featuring Ms. Brown, using actual cocoa mixed with alkyd paint and wax.
And I use alkyd, which takes about two days to dry, and once it's dry, I then take off the little rubber bumps, which create those little holes with various kinds of white, which is mixed with a little bit of cerulean blue, and sometimes with raw umber or yellow ochre.
Vija Celmins, "Dark Galaxy," 2000-10, alkyd oil on canvas 15 x 1/4 x 18 1/4 '
Allison Gildersleeve, "The Gully Behind," 2010, oil and alkyd on canvas, 54 "x 52"
Allison Gildersleeve, "The Hill in Back," 2010, oil and alkyd on canvas, 18 "x 18"
Allison Gildersleeve, "Tipping Rock," 2010, oil and alkyd on canvas, 64 "x 60"
I've seen tests that included M.Graham white which is walnut oil and it stayed the whitest but the alkyd fast drying white was amongst the darkest most yellowing.
Robyn Phillips-Pendleton, a first-time artist, has created an oil and alkyd on clay board entitled " Hope and Survival, " a well-crafted collage of the images she saw in Haiti.
It is also recommended to paint an alkyd primer to better adhere to the surface and resist peeling off again.
I usually paint in oil fairly thinly using an alkyd medium Liquin, so it nearly always dries overnight, or at the most in three or four days.
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