The art of Silverpoint, or more correctly, Metalpoint is an old technique which reached its peak during the Renaissance period. Prior to the invention of the graphite pencil artists would use either charcoal or chalk for sketching and drawing work - neither of which was very durable. Pure metal (silver, gold or copper) is used to draw with on paper that has been prepared with a ground - creating a permanent and none fade line.
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Sliverpoint with watercolour and colour pencil. China White Ground.
Above: 'Leroy' Silverpoint on China White ground tinted with Windsor Blue - Sold
Above: Silver Natualis - Silverpoint on Gesso Ground - Sold
Below: 'Silver Shells and Cockle Bells' Silverpoint on traditional (rabbit skin glue) ground NFS