context does seem to matter.... the sentence I am struggling with
roughly says "he used fabric instead of paper as a XXXXXX in this
Ground may have been the term that was flittering around the back of
my head, but I would relate that to something like gesso is to
canvas. The medium here would be ink and words like panel or support
seem too specific and board-like, Surface seems too general (I am
describing a technique)
I guess my tendency is to go with substrate as of now, but it does
seem a bit geological :^)
If anything comes to mind give a shout... my grammer proof reader
is a tough one...
At 09:47 AM 10/5/2011, you wrote:
>Interesting. I have never been able to come up with a satisfactory word
>that covers everything and usually call it the surface, or simply refer to
>whatever is being used...board (or hardboard) canvas, paper. I find a lot
>of the public use the term "canvas" generically, even with regard paper used
>for watercolour. Panel is also used a lot, for any hard surface, it seems.
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>'ground' may also be used when you're talking about a specific
>surface, such as gesso, that is applied to the bottom layer, or
>'support'. (Usually the word 'support' is used for something hard like
>a panel, though.)
>That's my recollection from my classes in medieval painting anyway.
>On Oct 5, 2011, at 7:03 AM, Frank Ippolito wrote:
> > depends on the context, stephen. I would use substrate to describe
> > the physical object when discussing it's properties and ground to
> > describe it's use within the rendering process. ground would also be
> > extended to any preparation to the paper such as laying down a
> > middle value etc. I have not used - or heard used within my
> > education - the term support. but there are gaps...
> > -frank
> >> Hi folks
> >> when speaking of paper in drawing, canvas in painting, etc.....
> >> I tend to call the pencil, ink, etc as media, but what is the
> >> word I am looking for the paper or canvas?
> >> support? foundation? substrate?
> >> there is a word I have used, but I swear my memory facilities are
> >> fading.... need this for an article I am writing...
> >> help would be appreciated what do you call the structure you
> >> pour your art out on?
> >> thanks
> >> Stephen
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