Also Called Permanent White And Barytic White Is When Well


prepared, of superior body in water, but has less opacity in oil. It

works in a somewhat unsatisfactory and unpleasant manner, and is

considerably lower in its tone while wet than when dry, a fault which

subjects even an experienced artist to great uncertainty where he uses

it in compound tints. The semi-transparency of the white, while wet,

prevents his judging of the true tint until his colour has dried, when

he frequently finds it harsh and chalky, and out of tone with the rest

of his painting. As little gum as possible should be employed with it,

gum being inimical to its body, or whiteness. The best way of preparing

this pigment, as well as other terrene whites, so as to preserve their

opacity, is to grind them in simple water, and to add towards the end of