Crayon sauce

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Description

A soft lump or dish of pigment bound with a water soluble binder such as gum tragacanth. The pastel-type media is applied using a stump or stumping chalk. Crayon sauce was common as a 19th century art material (Mayer 1969). It is still made by a Russian manufacturer, Yarka.

Additional Information

° R. Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row, New York, 1969.

° Yarka: Crayon sauce

° Portrait Artist Forum: Discussion of Crayon Sauce

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
  • External source or communication Comment: Submitted information on current availability: Joshua Cohen, March 2005