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Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 21-11-08, 02:27 AM
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Posted By otto
Wink Yeah, It seemed like way too much water to me. ...

Yeah, It seemed like way too much water to me. The recipe is actually in a Kremer Pigments catologue 2005. It also appears the same way (adding six additional cups of water) in An Artist's Handbook...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 19-11-08, 08:23 PM
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Views: 33,994
Posted By otto
Angry How strong a casein solution?

I've made homemade casein paints according to several techniques books, including the Sinopia catalogue recipe. Most suggest after making the casein-borax solution (totalling 18 ounces), to dilute...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 02-04-06, 07:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,895
Posted By otto
To Varnish or Not to Varnish.....

I did a search on the subject, but I'm still wondering......How many of you varnish your ET paintings? Does it really throw off the subtle tonalities to a distracting degree? I'm using an egg...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 22-01-06, 07:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 13,289
Posted By otto
"Chamfering seems to work"

I've worked on a few paintings, since the 'cracking' incident, that I beveled the edges of the gessoed panels, prior to painting. A couple months have passed and...no cracking. This appears to be...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 14-12-05, 06:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 13,289
Posted By otto
Guys, Thanks for the responses. (I would have...

Guys, Thanks for the responses. (I would have followed up sooner but I've not been online in a while.) All the panels were Artboard products, some being compressed wood fiber,some birch (I think)...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 01-12-05, 02:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 13,289
Posted By otto
Paint cracking, or is it Gesso cracking?

Within a few weeks of completing a couple of small ET paintings, I noticed hairline cracks forming almost entirely on the top edge of the panels. These panels had been prepared months before painting...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 25-07-05, 06:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 13,120
Posted By otto
Shaking Pigments....

Hey David,
Thanks as always for the quick response. I know you've used egg/oil emulsions: would you just stir the emulsion into the pigment that you shook together with water? I assume that's...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 24-07-05, 07:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 13,120
Posted By otto
Casein vs, Egg Tempera

This has probably been put to rest before, but have any of you used casein enough to compare it to egg tempera? The ready- made alternative of the tubed casein colors make them very tempting over the...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 15-06-05, 07:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 8,728
Posted By otto
isolating layer for oil glazes

Not sure how many of you use oil glazes over your ET paintings. If you do, do you find it necessary to isolate the tempera with shellac or dammar? Or, as some suggest, find ET to be a good surface to...
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