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Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 27-09-13, 09:39 PM
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Posted By Bron
Lora, Haven't been paying attention, so just...

Lora,

Haven't been paying attention, so just noticed your post. One of the museums I do work for has special "screens, shades" that reduce the amount of light coming in. They can be pulled into...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 19-09-13, 09:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 8,981
Posted By Bron
Update

Turkey eggs taste like chicken eggs. They are, however, harder to break cleanly, the inner membrane is tougher, and the yolks seem thicker, and thus harder to beat, as in scrambled eggs. In fact, I...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 11-09-13, 10:19 PM
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Views: 8,981
Posted By Bron
Turkey Eggs, cage free eggs.

I recently discovered to my horror, that "cage free" really doesn't mean squat in terms of the humane treatment of the animals. I'm very opposed to many of the industrial farming methods that are...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 09-08-13, 03:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 24,210
Posted By Bron
Also, wax over an oil gilt gold is risky, as the...

Also, wax over an oil gilt gold is risky, as the solvents in the wax can damage the gilding. Waxing water gilt gold is not a problem.

If you experiment with shellac and whiting, the whiting...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 09-08-13, 03:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 24,210
Posted By Bron
Mona, I routinely use shellac over all kinds...

Mona,

I routinely use shellac over all kinds of leaf, both size gilt and water gilt. I also sometimes add flatting powder, which is a very light silica powder to reduce gloss. Whiting can be added...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 25-03-13, 07:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 16,534
Posted By Bron
Thomas Hart Benton also used distemper as an...

Thomas Hart Benton also used distemper as an underpainting, including some of his murals. I wouldn't worry about the discoloration so much, but I would be concerned about painting too thickly. Old...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 01-03-13, 04:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 30,818
Posted By Bron
Update

Glue on sanded copper pops right off. The copper did not appear to be oxidized from the moisture in the glue.

I'll try some ET on the copper this week end.

Stay tuned.
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 28-02-13, 07:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 30,818
Posted By Bron
Just a side note: sign letterers for gold...

Just a side note: sign letterers for gold letters, use a weak size, when reverse gilding on glass, made from gelatin, i.e. hide glue, but it also is protected somewhat by having a backing coating....
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 28-02-13, 02:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 30,818
Posted By Bron
I pointed Hugh Phibbs, a conservator/preservator...

I pointed Hugh Phibbs, a conservator/preservator from the National Gallery at this thread. He regularly answers tech questions on the picture framers forum, The Grumble. His response below.

My...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 24-02-13, 08:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 30,818
Posted By Bron
Good questions Koo. I just went over to my glue...

Good questions Koo. I just went over to my glue pot, and no glue is adhered to the aluminum pot, though I am not "neat". Checked my joining vise; the glue droppings can be popped off of the cast iron...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 21-11-12, 03:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 9,210
Posted By Bron
Koo, Good, quick repair, and since hide glue...

Koo,

Good, quick repair, and since hide glue (RSG, etc.) becomes solid though the loss of water, should be just a touch weaker, and quite archival.

If you prep the surface, i.e. roughen, which...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 15-06-12, 07:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 48,049
Posted By Bron
The Max Doerner book, The Materials of the...

The Max Doerner book, The Materials of the Artist, mentions using shellac to reduce the absorbency of true gesso grounds, but recommends adding castor oil (less than 5%) to reduce the brittleness. He...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 08-06-12, 03:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 48,049
Posted By Bron
An excellent article about shellac:...

An excellent article about shellac: http://antiquerestorers.com/Articles/jeff/shellac.htm
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 08-06-12, 01:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 48,049
Posted By Bron
Traditional, academically trained artists in the...

Traditional, academically trained artists in the early 21st. century? Long rant/deleted. :rolleyes:

dbclemons. "Les raboteurs de parquet". A true French Polish, labor intensive, would not have...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 07-06-12, 01:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 48,049
Posted By Bron
Spirit varnishes were and are used as isolating...

Spirit varnishes were and are used as isolating layers in oil painting. Spirit varnish= shellac.
A good source for information and shellac supplies:http://www.shellac.net/index.html

Koo, as...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 24-05-12, 10:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,815
Posted By Bron
See this post: ...

See this post:

http://www.eggtempera.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1093

Photos would be helpful.

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Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 15-05-12, 02:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 13,111
Posted By Bron
Shiney is not good. Sounds like too much glue. I...

Shiney is not good. Sounds like too much glue. I sometimes get a little sparkle if I'm trying for a harder gesso, but not shiney.

Bron
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 14-05-12, 07:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 13,111
Posted By Bron
It sounds as if it is an absorbancy issue. I'm...

It sounds as if it is an absorbancy issue. I'm not familiar with Koo's recipe, so I can't address that. But RSG may have different strengths depending on the source, so in my experience, there is a...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 10-05-12, 12:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 11,327
Posted By Bron
The first thing I thought was the clayboard being...

The first thing I thought was the clayboard being the problem. I think the older versions of clayboard were less absorbent than the more recent formulations.

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Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 12-03-12, 02:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,969
Posted By Bron
I use cage free eggs, and they tend to be brown,...

I use cage free eggs, and they tend to be brown, so for me that would be a problem.

Cage free is major issue with me; I know it's not the same as free range, but it is far better than industrial...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 02-03-12, 01:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 15,172
Posted By Bron
Phil, I'm like you; I just dive in, and if I...

Phil,

I'm like you; I just dive in, and if I can make it quicker and easier; well I have a long history of investing 10 hours to save 5.

8-)

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Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 21-02-12, 04:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 13,701
Posted By Bron
I would experiment a little, because ET is really...

I would experiment a little, because ET is really about a "feel" for what is going on with the mixture.

Either on a glass palette or a piece of glass, just do some strokes on the glass going...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 23-12-11, 07:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,041
Posted By Bron
Panel must be "square" or "rectangle", but...

Panel must be "square" or "rectangle", but precise. The float also need be more precise than a rabbeted frame and panel. The float area needs to be painted, and the panel needs a panel behind it to...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 18-10-11, 06:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,041
Posted By Bron
I sometimes know what I want to do as I'm doing...

I sometimes know what I want to do as I'm doing the painting, but that will often change as I do the actual frame, as here (http://frame-notes.blogspot.com/2009/05/there-again.html). The actual frame...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 17-10-11, 10:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,041
Posted By Bron
Koo, Asking for sight size complicates the...

Koo,

Asking for sight size complicates the math when cutting molding for a frame, but is not an extraordinary request. If the molding has a 5/16" rabbet, the cutter just needs to add 5/8" to the...
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