Please see my new book published in November 2019, titled:
SAFE OIL PAINTING WITH REMBRANDT AND CALCITE SUN OIL
It contains the COMPLETE VERSIONS of three books below.. all in one book
The book is digital available from Amazon.com, Kindle store., instant download
MY WEBSITE HAS THREE PRIMARY OBJECTIVES:
1. SAFETY FOR THE HEALTH OF THE OIL PAINTER
2. PERMANENCE OF THE OIL PAINTING
3.TEACHING OIL PAINTERS AND TEMPERA PAINTERS TO UNDERSTAND THEIR CRAFT
Since 2000 I have achieved these objectives by discovering mixtures and procedures in the development of a safe method of oil painting, and now, egg tempera painting, allowing
elimination of hazardous materials. The CSO METHOD and the rebirth of the SUPERIOR oil of the Old Masters is far superior to the currently taught resin-solvent-varnish-drier
method. I am happy to have the free time to have corresponded one-on-one with artists all over the globe.
HISTORY OF THE ‘CALCITE SUN OIL/EMULSIONS' METHOD OF OIL PAINTING [CSO].
2000: After 40 years of oil painting with Solvents, resins, varnishes, driers and alkali refined linseed oil I began this work which resulted in the creation of the Calcite Sun Oil /
Emulsions method of oil painting [ abbreviated as CSO]. Over the next few years I made additional discoveries and developments which I have shared with artists across the globe.
2000: My identification of the superior UNREFINED FLAX OIL used by the Old Masters. This very important development is named ‘ The Rebirth of the Old Masters’ Superior Oil’.
This extraordinary oil is the foundation of the ‘Calcite Sun Oil’ method of Oil Painting and without it, the CSO method could not exist.
2000-2009 : Sustained research with creation of several new cleansing methods of cleansing the UNREFINED FLAX OIL, with my identification of Psyllium Husk as an important
ingredient for mucilage removal.
2000: Creation of ‘ Calcite Sun Oil’, a modern grinding oil, based on published reports of scientific examination of microscopic sized paint samples of Rembrandt's and
Velazquez' paintings by important scholars - with my creation of three additional mixture variations.
2000: Creation of two Emulsions used in conjunction with CSO; the ‘Viscous emulsion’ , and the ‘ Non viscous emulsion’. Including my discovery of the crucial application
method of the two emulsions and their uses in oil painting, which I believe to be part of the lost Van Eyck method. The two emulsions used with CSO allows the artist of today
to achieve the paint quality and permanence of the Old Masters with complete control and safety.
2004 : Published and sold across the globe, the first edition of my book containing the CSO/EMULSIONS method of oil painting. The first book to be published with ratio
mixtures of calcium carbonate powder and oil as an oil painting method.
2004: Applied for a provisional patent with the US Patent Office for CSO, with approval in 2006.
2005: Establishment of the CALCITE SUN OIL website.
2006: I was awarded a Patent by the US Government on the ratio mixtures of calcium carbonate powder and the Superior Oil of the Old Masters
2008: Published a revised edition of my book, sold globally though online bookstores.
2009: Developed the ‘CSO-FIXATIVE’ method of fixing a charcoal drawing without aerosol sprays
2009: Developed the ‘ CSO/AGUADO’ method , the first expansion of the original CSO/EMULSIONS method of oil painting, allowing artists to work on large sized paintings with
speed and efficiency.These advancements are described in my book and on this website.
2009: Developed the "CSO-EGG TEMPERA" medium. A fast drying medium for under painting of oil paints. The first development of the Renaissance method which now allows
2010 : Developed CSO-EGG GESSO" . A cold gesso using basic archival ancient artists materials = wood, egg, chalk
2010: Published the book: CSO-EGG TEMPERA, and the two DVD's OIL PAINTING WITH CALCITE SUN OIL, and, CSO-EGG TEMPERA PAINTING
2010: Developed CSO-CASEIN TEMPERA . A NEW look at an ancient medium
2010: Posted my research on RUBENS' THIXOTROPIC METHOD and his use of CHALK, EMULSIONS, and PINE TREE TAR
2010: Development of a thixotropic new OIL OUT medium, named 'ESPESO'
2011: CREATION of a NEW MILK OIL PAINT for Art School Classes . New mixtures and new application procedures. SEE THE DVD: Oil Painting with MILK
Safety for New Painters and School Art Classes ALSO THE NEW 2011 DVD: THE NEW MILK OIL PAINT AND THE VAN EYCK SECRET MEDIUM
2012- Publication of the book " OIL PAINTING LESSONS WITH REMBRANDT AND CALCITE SUN OIL"" a collection of all my studies,
2013: Published the BEGINNERS BOOK : Velasquez' Safe Oil Painting' for Beginners and Art Teachers"
2016: Published Volume 2 of my book , OIL PAINTING LESSONS WITH REMBRANDT AND CALCITE SUN OIL [ see it described above].
I have summarized my accomplishments because there are two persons on the web who in late 2006 began to experiment with mixtures of calcium carbonate and oil.
One of these has embarrassed HIMSELF by name calling and insinuating I am lying regarding my warnings of NOT TO USE ALLBACK swedish linseed oil for fine art painting. The
behavior of this one person is unfortunate .... and exposes him as being very jealous of my accomplishments. True academics do not engage in name calling ... but engage in civil
dialogue to question decisions by others. I will continue to work with truth and integrity for the safety of the artists and permanence of the artworks and I am always willing to assist
artists and to explain my postings by responding to email inquiries. My studies of Allback Linseed oil posted on my site explain why I warn fine artists of using this oil. My discoveries
and contributions to oil painting are supported by dated publications, dated applications and approval of a US patent,several registered US letters, and testimonials from artists
across the globe. ======You may contact me at Email: VELAPRESS@AOL.COM