A cross-section of canvas prepared for painting according to instructions included in Robert Dossie's Handmaid to the Arts . . . (London, 1764), 1:203. 1. Warp and Weft. 2. The canvas is saturated with a hot drying oil. Two or three coats of red ocher, mixed with the same drying oil, are then applied. Each layer is dries before the next is applied. This is followed with another application of hot drying oil; enough to saturate all the layers.

From The creation of color in eighteenth-century Europe by Sarah Lowengard

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  • European: 1400-1800
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  • The preparation of canvas for painting. A cross-section of canvas prepared for painting according to instructions included in Robert Dossie's Handmaid to the Arts . . . (London, 1764), 1:203. 1. Warp and Weft. 2. The canvas is saturated with a hot drying oil. Two or three coats of red ocher, mixed with the same drying oil, are then applied. Each layer is dries before the next is applied. This is followed with another application of hot drying oil; enough to saturate all the layers.