What ground did Titian paint on when working on canvas? What medium did Titian use, a precise recipe if posssible? Can I simulate these practices with materials available today? I am interested in his authentic practices and not equivalent modern substitutes (excluding the commercial manufacture of paints). I am very happy to have discovered this forum but fundamentally disagree with its position that "artists" should be able to master whatever media is available to them in order to achieve the effect they desire (Gerhard Richter is my preferred example of this fallacy). Certain effects inhere to certain media in my opinion. I apologize if this point of difference seems belligerent in tone--I only post after I have consumed my fourth unit of alcohol. Any response is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.