Tag : ochre

Entrance Hall - Roehampton House
Jan 6th, 2013 | | Aesthetics | History | No Comments

Stone Colour

Entrance Hall - Roehampton House A recent project reminded me of an important point that one is frequently faced with when examining eighteenth century houses. It is something that often causes surprise especially...

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British Standard Camouflage Colours 1
Oct 5th, 2011 | | Colour Ranges | 33 Comments

Wartime Camouflage Colours

BS987C: 1942 - Camouflage Colours (1) This is a 'toe-in-the-water' blog. By that I mean that it makes no claim to be a definitive study of British camouflage colours of World War II, merely a distillation of my...

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Oxford Ochre ground in a mortar
Aug 25th, 2011 | | Paint Technical | 2 Comments

Oxford Ochre

Ochre In common with that other family of pigments dug out of the ground, the umbers, those that were designated ochres saw constant use in house-painting from the earliest times. Not only were they readily...

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Frontispiece to P.F. Tingry's The Painter's & Colourman's Complete Guide...
Jun 29th, 2011 | | Patrick's Writing | 2 Comments

The Methods and Materials of the House-Painter in England 1650-1850

The text of my thesis can be found here Papers and Paints can be found here: View Larger...

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