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These technique pages are very interesting! Where's the recipe coming from? There are recipe books from the middle ages and renaissance that could be mentioned. --MichaelTinkler


This writing is my own, the recipe was passed on to me from a close artist friend. I learned it 20 years ago from a Baltimore painter, Earl Hofmann, who in turned learned it from his teacher Jacques Maroger. I have made walnut ink every year for over 20 years and have supplied many other artist and art stores with it. I have many recipes on various art materials and mediums which I currently use in my art work.

You are right about the recipe books, I have quite a few in my collection. Most of the early works are very interesting and still work well today. The modern ones, in my opinion, are for the most part rubbish. The state of today's fine art painting materials and mediums is a topic for another article that I am drafting. The article on Maroger was my first draft. I will resubmit soon. I only wish that I could write better, I am trying to get a writer friend of mine to help with some edits. - Scott