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White Lead Paste

Ask the Expert: "I've heard older artists talkabout going to the hardware store andbuying lead white oil paint for preparingcanvas. I understand that's strictly a thing ofthe past. Do you know what that paint waslike, and what the ingredients andproportions were?"

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