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Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 13-12-09, 04:46 PM
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Posted By cmunisso
Tempera grassa

The tempera with oil added is in use from XV century, or maybe earlier, and it's called "tempera grassa" (fat tempera). Many paintings mostly known as "oil painting" is really "fat tempera painting"....
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 13-11-09, 10:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,516
Posted By cmunisso
My prior answer was quite facetious, because is...

My prior answer was quite facetious, because is more easy find a fresh egg instead dehydrated, in every food shop.
I never used the dry yolk, but if this process is cold (don't cook the yolk) maybe...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 11-11-09, 02:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,516
Posted By cmunisso
Don't mind about "sound blasphemous" to essay,...

Don't mind about "sound blasphemous" to essay, test, and verify is always valuable.

But I have a doubt about the theory:
- not is more economical because you must pay the work of deydratation,...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 22-07-09, 09:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,116
Posted By cmunisso
This is a recipe of Benedictines of Beuron ...

This is a recipe of Benedictines of Beuron

mix together:
- eggs (egg yolk and albumen ) 50
- linseed oil 3 / 8 liter
- turpentine oil 1 / 8 liter
- vinegar half liter
- water half liter
...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 14-05-09, 04:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,113
Posted By cmunisso
Phil, your basic formula is right and clear,...

Phil,

your basic formula is right and clear, but allow me add some more detail:

1 - Yolk and water better in the same quantity by volume (aprox 20 cc)
2 - Mix together equal amounts egg and...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 12-05-09, 09:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,113
Posted By cmunisso
I suppose the problem is of the ground, instead...

I suppose the problem is of the ground, instead the tempera.
You writes: "certain areas of the painting", not certain color, even though some color requires more or less bider.
You must check that...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 08-05-09, 09:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,970
Posted By cmunisso
Hi Ellen, yes, it's possible render fine lines...

Hi Ellen,
yes, it's possible render fine lines of golden leaf, here a link where you'll find some descriptions and recipes of "assist" technique.
...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 10-04-09, 10:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 11,397
Posted By cmunisso
A little clarification about the word "tempera"....

A little clarification about the word "tempera". This italian word comes from the latin verb "temperare" that means "to assign the balance (the right measure, or the right limit) to one thing".
...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 30-03-09, 06:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,855
Posted By cmunisso
A quite good reference for the chemical...

A quite good reference for the chemical composition is here:

http://www.webexhibits.org/pigments/

specific for the umbra:

http://www.webexhibits.org/pigments/indiv/overview/umbra.html
...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 30-03-09, 10:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,855
Posted By cmunisso
I know there is difference of labeling pigments...

I know there is difference of labeling pigments in EU and USA and this can produce some doubt about the level of toxicity.
The labeling depends from laws and standard rules, and this rules are...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 26-03-09, 01:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,074
Posted By cmunisso
Very good questions for a newbie ! I try to...

Very good questions for a newbie !

I try to reply....

1) I sand my gesso because I like paint on a ivory-like surface, but this not loses it's absorbancy, there are other ways to decrease the...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 26-03-09, 01:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 11,397
Posted By cmunisso
For the first question is easy to answer: "me". ...

For the first question is easy to answer: "me".
But I use a very traditional way to paint, as gessoed board, traditional pigments, eggs, gums, true hair brushes and a lot of time.
Tempera is very...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 26-02-09, 08:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 11,449
Posted By cmunisso
The Mastic is the resin (gum) of the "Pistachia...

The Mastic is the resin (gum) of the "Pistachia Lentiscus" from the island of Chio (Greece), is insoluble in water.
To use it must be melted into alcool or turpetine, but you easily find it ready to...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 26-02-09, 07:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 11,008
Posted By cmunisso
A way to protect the egg tempera is with a good...

A way to protect the egg tempera is with a good varnish, the best is Chio's mastic.
You must wait the tempera is completely dry, about 6 months or better one year prior to varnish.
After varnish...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 26-02-09, 07:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 11,449
Posted By cmunisso
I need add some information at the experienced...

I need add some information at the experienced word of Jim.
The mix of egg tempera and oil is one traditional Renaissance (Italy) recipe.
This is an evolution of the pure Cennini's recipe and the...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 04-11-08, 08:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 12,258
Posted By cmunisso
Congratulations, it's a beutiful portrait, and an...

Congratulations, it's a beutiful portrait, and an uncommon vision.
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 16-10-08, 07:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 21,483
Posted By cmunisso
I don't think it's a good idea treat the zinc...

I don't think it's a good idea treat the zinc wite like a woman supposed witch in the middle ages.
The feature of the zinc white are well known from times, it's semi-transparent and becomes hard and...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 07-10-08, 07:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 21,483
Posted By cmunisso
I use essentially a mix of titanium and zinc...

I use essentially a mix of titanium and zinc white, sometimes titanium or zinc white separately, rarely silver white. The choose of the white or mix depends on the transparency/opacity required, and...
Forum: Other Art Related Issues 02-10-08, 06:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 8,121
Posted By cmunisso
The arch is painted, the only object non-painted...

The arch is painted, the only object non-painted in this wall is the door. This room, called "stanza della segnatura", is now part of the vatican museum.
...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 22-09-08, 06:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,690
Posted By cmunisso
In my experience the pure or fat tempera (egg and...

In my experience the pure or fat tempera (egg and oil emulsion) don't need isolating over the gesso ground, if you need paint in oil over the tempera, the mastc from Chios is the best, although...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 22-09-08, 10:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,662
Posted By cmunisso
The traditional Giallo di Napoli (Naples Yellow -...

The traditional Giallo di Napoli (Naples Yellow - lead antimoniate) is really toxic like Alessandra and Dimitris says, was used as beautiful color for the imitation of the human skin.

The Kremer...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 15-09-08, 12:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 13,654
Posted By cmunisso
Jenny, I try to replay at your questions (my...

Jenny,
I try to replay at your questions (my apologizes for the aproximate english)...
This pouncing method is called in Italia "spolvero" (dredged, to dust), and is used with a paper called...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 15-09-08, 11:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,460
Posted By cmunisso
"....is like microwaving sushi" ... too funny!...

"....is like microwaving sushi" ... too funny! ROTFL.
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 11-09-08, 10:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,460
Posted By cmunisso
I agree with Kelley: "there is something about...

I agree with Kelley: "there is something about egg tempera that won't allow airbrushing".

The reasons are, in tempera the mineral pigment is coarser (grains quite big) than in watercolor, and the...
Forum: Other Art Related Issues 03-09-08, 10:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 11,766
Posted By cmunisso
It's a little hard to study geometry without...

It's a little hard to study geometry without mead. :-)

In the italian painting tradition there is an extensive use of geometry in composition, and mainly in 14th, 15th century. You can see about...
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