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Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 12-09-08, 05:15 PM
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Posted By realgesso
Hi Alessandra, Thanks for the feedback. The...

Hi Alessandra,
Thanks for the feedback. The Realgesso catalog automatically sends an email confirmation to the address put in the email field of the order form. However, we don't issue a tracking...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 29-07-05, 08:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 14,877
Posted By realgesso
I've read quite a bit on this subject. Here's my...

I've read quite a bit on this subject. Here's my understanding of what's refered to as "Photocatalytic degradation" :
TiO2 will absorb more than 99% of all UV radiation that strikes it. The UV...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 21-01-05, 06:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 35,233
Posted By realgesso
Mr. Bjorn is correct. We used to use alum in our...

Mr. Bjorn is correct. We used to use alum in our process but have since discontinued it, as we have found that exact material ratios and controled temperature and humidity throughout the process were...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 21-01-05, 02:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 35,233
Posted By realgesso
I think you need to continue daring to make that...

I think you need to continue daring to make that catagorical statement because it's essentially true. I make it all the time.

:grin:
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 05-01-05, 09:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 19,623
Posted By realgesso
Jeff you're so kind, even though I do use...

Jeff you're so kind, even though I do use silverpoint to work out the gross values, technically it's still a drawing.

Silly me :oops:
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 31-12-04, 07:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 19,623
Posted By realgesso
Re: Sliverpoint and Egg Tempera

I've used it on gesso panels as an underpainting for oils and it works wonderfully, I've heard tell that the same applies to it's use with ET
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 24-08-04, 11:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 35,233
Posted By realgesso
Sure, it's also my signature at the bottom of my...

Sure, it's also my signature at the bottom of my posts...
http://www.realgesso.com/
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 24-08-04, 02:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 35,233
Posted By realgesso
The most obvious indication that the glue has...

The most obvious indication that the glue has gone south is that you will notice the surface to be shiney in places and also areas that have a pinkish tint to them. The less obvious requires a device...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 23-08-04, 09:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 35,233
Posted By realgesso
Michael, I recommend just using hot tap water to...

Michael, I recommend just using hot tap water to disolve the glue. I say this out of experience, I make hundreds of gallons of gesso per month and the number one cause of failure when making this...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 22-05-04, 09:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 35,233
Posted By realgesso
Not to mention, quality RSG is produced in much...

Not to mention, quality RSG is produced in much smaller (and more expensive) quantities than the rail-car volume that PVA is put out. It's all about commodities.
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 21-05-04, 02:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 35,233
Posted By realgesso
I have antique furniture that was put together...

I have antique furniture that was put together with hide glue that is still stuck together quit firmly, as well, I have modern furniture glued together with PVA that is ready for the burn pile. I...
Forum: Other Art Related Issues 14-04-04, 01:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 9,729
Posted By realgesso
Scott, I'm a complete hobby painter, and the only...

Scott, I'm a complete hobby painter, and the only place I display my work is on my mother-in-law's walls (As a form of punishment :lol: ) We do however have an artist-in-residence, I'll see if...
Forum: Other Art Related Issues 14-04-04, 12:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 9,729
Posted By realgesso
I use silverpoint for underdrawings with oils on...

I use silverpoint for underdrawings with oils on traditional gesso panels, works great. Although I've never used it with egg tempera i've heard of it being done with no problems.
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 02-04-04, 02:26 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 54,187
Posted By realgesso
The only one I know that will, at least according...

The only one I know that will, at least according to the MSDS is vermillion (mercury sulfide). The cadmium colors, and lead compounds such as Naples yellow are pretty much only hazardous if inhaled...
Forum: On Supports and Grounds 04-01-04, 06:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 25,504
Posted By realgesso
Camilla, Don't put water on MDF, it will cause it...

Camilla, Don't put water on MDF, it will cause it to swell in a most unpleasant manner. Gessoing both sides prior to painting is one technique that works, another is to use a thinner support. I'd...
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