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Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 01-01-08, 01:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,816
Posted By Bert Congdon
Red face Secrets

I have no secrets. I have posted them all. I am eighty, and I don't want to take anything with me when I leave this world. I have tried my best to leave everything I know with you.
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 28-10-07, 02:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,496
Posted By Bert Congdon
Red face Remove Acrylic

I suggest non-flamable paint or varnish remover. Use vynil gloves, long sleves, and have some water and sponge handy. Bert
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 25-10-07, 05:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,627
Posted By Bert Congdon
Red face Size

How far away will people be standing when they view it? That is what determines the size. 8x10 does not belong over the couch, but in the stairway. Nor does a 30x40 belong in the powder room.Bert
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 25-10-07, 05:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,338
Posted By Bert Congdon
Red face Mold in paint

I don't understand the $20 extra because it is toxic Lots of things are toxic, but only once was I charged for a toxic. It was turpentine, and I think the charge was for a fire hazard. After that I...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 23-10-07, 06:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,876
Posted By Bert Congdon
Red face Hello Chuck,

I agree with Alessandra, so there is no use rewriting it. I regrind the pigment in water and keep it wet, then take it out little at a time as I use it with egg and water. There are those that just...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 23-10-07, 06:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,516
Posted By Bert Congdon
Red face Hello Gene,

We love new people with new questions. I will help if I can. Bert
Forum: Introduce Yourself 23-10-07, 05:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,177
Posted By Bert Congdon
Red face Hello Egil

Glad to have you on board. Have you made a gesso board yet? Please speak up with your questions. Bert
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 12-10-07, 06:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,468
Posted By Bert Congdon
Red face Remove smoke

If this was for someone else, I would not touch it. If it were my own, I would try wetting a Q-tip with plain water, squeeze out the excess water with a paper towel, and gently work it in a circular...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 16-09-07, 12:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,885
Posted By Bert Congdon
Red face Additives

I don't even like the sound of wax, wax soap or any other kind. I would never add any kind of soap or detergent. I think this would destroy to some extent the oil in the yolk. I have not experimented...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 15-09-07, 03:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,338
Posted By Bert Congdon
Red face Mold in my jars

I too have had mold, so I bought Preventol from Kremer. I was using jars with a card board liner in the lids (bad choice). I squirted some of my distilled water with Preventol on top of my moldy...
Forum: Critique Forum 24-08-07, 10:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 12,667
Posted By Bert Congdon
Red face Alex

Great work Alex. I really appreciate you sharing it. I love it.
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 24-08-07, 07:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,446
Posted By Bert Congdon
Red face Breaking eggs, making paint

Duh...Gene, you were given good advice by Alex and Alessandra. I completely agree, and highly recommend the video. I would add to what Alessandra said by saying that the preparation is the whole...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 03-08-07, 10:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,228
Posted By Bert Congdon
Red face Eggs

Good for you Alessandra
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 31-07-07, 01:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,715
Posted By Bert Congdon
Red face Short cuts? Easier?

When we have an old proven way that has stood the test of time, I can't help wondering why people keep trying to do it another way. To me it is so very easy and fun, I don't uinderstand why people...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 31-07-07, 01:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,228
Posted By Bert Congdon
Red face Egg?

I don't know what the tubed stuff is. I have wondered if it is methyl celulose??... wallpaper paste. I had some separate and the medium is clear, not yellow. I decided that whateveer it was, it is...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 30-07-07, 10:45 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 43,337
Posted By Bert Congdon
Red face True gesso

The real stuff is so nice to draw and paint on that I have used it for years for oil painting as well as egg tempera. Made the way I have described elsewhere on this forum, I like to draw with...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 18-07-07, 04:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,356
Posted By Bert Congdon
Smile Jeff

Put a few grains of color on a piece of glass and press on them with a spatula.
You may hear a little ping, ping. This is the sound of the particles breaking apart. This is what my art teacher did...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 08-07-07, 07:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 10,254
Posted By Bert Congdon
Smile Jolie

We are all pleased to help you, Jolie. I am willing, even though I haven't painted since having a cerebral hemorrhage three years ago. I will share what I can. One art teacher I had refused to help...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 13-05-07, 10:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 18,974
Posted By Bert Congdon
pigments

I too use Kremer.
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 06-04-07, 01:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 19,583
Posted By Bert Congdon
I wasn't going to get into this, but...Oh well, I...

I wasn't going to get into this, but...Oh well, I use luan underlayment. It's cheap, thin 1/8th inch, grain never opens. I glue 1x2 poplar all around,
miter the corners and dowel them. Glue...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 02-04-07, 02:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 19,583
Posted By Bert Congdon
Sorry that got in above yours Jeff.

Sorry that got in above yours Jeff.
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 02-04-07, 03:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 19,583
Posted By Bert Congdon
A glug is one or two tablespoons depending on how...

A glug is one or two tablespoons depending on how big your batch is. Let me also say that you should let your gesso dry slowly. Never stand them on end as the water will drain to the bottom, and it...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 02-04-07, 03:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 19,583
Posted By Bert Congdon
I too use plywood. I cut a piece of linen or...

I too use plywood. I cut a piece of linen or cotton the size plus about 4 inches all around. I mix carpenters' glue from animal glue. This is made by puting the animal glue in a can, adding just...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 01-04-07, 07:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 19,583
Posted By Bert Congdon
I have been over this Many times, and many people...

I have been over this Many times, and many people argue with me.
Would you like me to go over it again?
Forum: Critique Forum 30-03-07, 06:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,113
Posted By Bert Congdon
Just great, but I think your teeth are too white....

Just great, but I think your teeth are too white. If you made your collar gray, then you could add highlights by adding white.
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