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Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 27-09-11, 04:27 PM
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Views: 4,176
Posted By MatG
I don't care to experiment with this too much. I...

I don't care to experiment with this too much. I use the same eggs I'm willing to feed my family with: fresh and either organic or from a local supplier that I know. (I believe Rob M keeps his own...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 17-08-11, 07:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 14,213
Posted By MatG
In most cases it had probably cured about 24...

In most cases it had probably cured about 24 hours.
I've usually thought of myself as a city guy, but the quiet out here suits me. Appreciate the lack of a clutter of convenience stores, not so sure...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 16-08-11, 03:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 14,213
Posted By MatG
As best I can tell it is Iwata. I'm afraid that...

As best I can tell it is Iwata. I'm afraid that it's whatever the nearest art supply store has available in bulk (they cut off however much I want from a roll). That store a) is 3 hours away and b)...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 05-08-11, 10:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 14,213
Posted By MatG
As for the shape, I love Koo's photocopying...

As for the shape, I love Koo's photocopying technique. And never underestimate the importance of a brand-spanking new X-Acto blade. For some applications (matting, very crucial cutting like friskets)...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 04-08-11, 01:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 14,213
Posted By MatG
I've always wondered about liquid frisket, or...

I've always wondered about liquid frisket, or diluted rubber cement as a brushable/splatterable liquid. Is this something anyone has used? I'd love to try it, but I'm worried it will absorb into the...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-08-11, 04:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 9,464
Posted By MatG
Bill: Welcome! I look forward to seeing your...

Bill: Welcome!
I look forward to seeing your work, and hope to stay encouraged enough to get through the paintings you've started. There's a huge amount of great information here.

Silver Lining...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 28-07-11, 02:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,741
Posted By MatG
Alessandra Kelley shared a research paper she'd...

Alessandra Kelley shared a research paper she'd found that was all about texting egg tempera on limestone, paper, and papyrus. The results were very favorable.
Here is the forum thread, there is a...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 13-06-11, 11:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,342
Posted By MatG
In addition to getting a good quality product,...

In addition to getting a good quality product, I've had excellent customer service from True Gesso in Santa Fe. You can get up to 25 pounds in a package.

Rabbit Skin Glue at True Gesso...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 07-06-11, 03:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,170
Posted By MatG
The sources

Here is the article that's been referred to:
http://naturalpigments.com/education/article.asp?ArticleID=127

And here is the post--all about white pigments--that it was originally posted in....
Forum: Introduce Yourself 06-06-11, 07:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,155
Posted By MatG
Welcome to the neighborhood.

Juan: Welcome to the forums. I'm excited to see some of your work, and even more excited to see someone nearby. There are some examples of egg tempera by masters in galleries in Santa Fe, and you...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 02-06-11, 02:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,170
Posted By MatG
It is. Mixing zinc and titanium 50/50 is a fairly...

It is. Mixing zinc and titanium 50/50 is a fairly common practice, and I have done that, but rarely use it. There is a question regarding the long term stability of zinc white, and you can find more...
Forum: Work In Progress 06-05-11, 05:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 9,691
Posted By MatG
For a few dollars you can get either a photo gray...

For a few dollars you can get either a photo gray reference card or some other photographic, calibrated neutral card/or set of cards. I shoot RAW files, and include the cards in the first shot of any...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 06-05-11, 05:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,798
Posted By MatG
I can't really answer your question, but I can...

I can't really answer your question, but I can offer a few points to consider.
Cracking is mostly going to come from either 1) over-tempered paint (too much egg) or 2) flexing of the substrate...
Forum: Work In Progress 05-05-11, 10:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 9,691
Posted By MatG
You may be new to egg tempera, but it's clear...

You may be new to egg tempera, but it's clear that you're bringing a great deal of experience to it. Lovely detail in this piece, and the size is ambitious for a first egg tempera. Great job! I...
Forum: Other Art Related Issues 05-05-11, 10:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,898
Posted By MatG
Mona's reply better describes the problem I'm...

Mona's reply better describes the problem I'm having. I'm pretty conversant in photographic copy work and I sometimes use two diffused strobes at 45 degree angles (usually one bounced, though, since...
Forum: Other Art Related Issues 05-05-11, 10:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,395
Posted By MatG
Thanks for the kind words everyone. I really...

Thanks for the kind words everyone. I really appreciate it. You can also feel free (are encouraged!) to "Like" the Mat Greiner Fine Art page on Facebook.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 05-05-11, 04:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 9,043
Posted By MatG
Link

Congratulations on a successful pursuit of a difficult dream, Steve.
I probably can't make the nearly 40-hour drive to attend this myself, but here's a link to make things easier for other forum...
Forum: Critique Forum 22-04-11, 05:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,332
Posted By MatG
No need for the nervousness. It's a lovely...

No need for the nervousness. It's a lovely painting. I'm not sure what your ambitions are for this, but I could see reproductions of it being popular.
Great detail, nice design, and I believe you...
Forum: Other Art Related Issues 22-04-11, 05:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,395
Posted By MatG
My new Web site

Please visit my new Web site. I've waited a long time to announce it--until I felt there was enough current work. It needs a lot more, and I'm working on that.
Thanks to a great community for...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 07-04-11, 05:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,163
Posted By MatG
Koo's description of tempering

It's in this thread. It's in the second paragraph of Koo's second reply (2/20/2011 @ 9:04).

http://www.eggtempera.com/forum/showthread.php?t=980
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 07-04-11, 05:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,780
Posted By MatG
Rich Black

In commercial printing a rich black is usually about 90% black with up to 20% cyan (percentages refer to percent coverage of printing area by each ink, and do not total 100 across inks). Smaller...
Forum: Critique Forum 04-04-11, 08:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 9,090
Posted By MatG
No apologies

Please, no apologies are necessary. It's good work, and it's important to push limits. The foundations you challenged are not offending anyone. They are simply points of the craft intended to help...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 04-04-11, 08:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,163
Posted By MatG
Possibly over-tempered: too much egg/water medium...

Possibly over-tempered: too much egg/water medium added to the dispersion. Possibly applied too thickly.
Koo had a recent post describing how to check for proper temper by painting on glass.
Even...
Forum: Critique Forum 04-04-11, 03:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 7,141
Posted By MatG
Nearly finished

Comments welcome. I'm thinking I'm about 90% done, but I'm not sure how much further to push a few areas--more color in skin tones, darker darks, definition in back of hand and fingers, lips,...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 04-04-11, 02:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,050
Posted By MatG
1 inch

I use a 1-inch wash brush for underpaintings (and glazes). More water than typical. Degree of pigmentation is controlled with amount of water added to tempered paint and by brush loading. Less water,...
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