ground definately impresses me as a preparatory layer of substance
applied to the support , wether etching grounds, gesso or even tinted
support medium I like... seems like each word words out the issue
of the other.... woke up this morning, and "foundation" occurred
to me, but that sounds like make up...
At 02:53 AM 10/6/2011, you wrote:
>On further thought about media meaning both the mark-making
>substance and the substrate, we did a bit of web research and found
>the term "support medium" used in some articles.
>"Ground" would not be a good term in printmaking because in etching
>it refers to the coating "soft ground" or "hard ground' used to coat
>the plate and protect it against the acid, except where marks are
>made with the etching needle. I know it's a different branch of
>printmaking but it adds further potential confusion.
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>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.
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