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Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 16-10-09, 04:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,773
Posted By paintrman
New Dispersion's Company

Well, it's not a new company but it has just started making Dispersions. They are pretty well known for their traditional dry pigments like Lapis Lazuli and Hematite. They introduced dispersions...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 09-09-09, 02:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 20,061
Posted By paintrman
Anna, Now, this is going to seem a little...

Anna,

Now, this is going to seem a little off topic but it's not. Over the years, I have pretty much switched from buying powdered pigments and then grinding them myself into a paste with water...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 05-09-09, 03:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 20,061
Posted By paintrman
Anna, when I re-read my posts, I am always so...

Anna, when I re-read my posts, I am always so shocked at how I sound as if I know the solution to all of life's problems when in actuality, I know almost nothing! Painting egg tempera on copper...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 04-09-09, 08:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 20,061
Posted By paintrman
Anna, welcome!!! Ideally, glass isn't a good...

Anna, welcome!!!

Ideally, glass isn't a good surface to paint on if you are at all worried about longevity. As you mentioned, the paint in your last attempt is already cracking! I went to a...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 31-08-09, 01:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 13,655
Posted By paintrman
Khart...if your feeling got hurt, we apologize!!!...

Khart...if your feeling got hurt, we apologize!!! Personally, I love hearing about experiments and non-traditional successes. However, just remember that the tried and true methods have been around...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 24-08-09, 05:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 16,155
Posted By paintrman
I would also like to apologize for my "touchy"...

I would also like to apologize for my "touchy" response. I could blame it on the tough year I have had (as I am sure many can relate), but I am afraid I am just grouchy by nature at the moment. I...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 23-08-09, 07:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 16,155
Posted By paintrman
Ouch! I shouldn't use it? What if I like...

Ouch! I shouldn't use it? What if I like painting many, many layers of color in egg tempera in order to get dark, rich colors? After all these years I find that I am doing it wrong? I know that...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 22-08-09, 11:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 16,155
Posted By paintrman
Phthalo blue can be horrible if using a dry...

Phthalo blue can be horrible if using a dry pigment because it gets on everything and stains like nobodies business! I keep it stored in a baby food container with water. Still, it's a beautiful...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 22-08-09, 04:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 16,155
Posted By paintrman
Koo, Personally, I don't think I could do...

Koo,

Personally, I don't think I could do without Phthalo blue. Yes, it is chromatically strong and tends to bully other pigments but...I love it. You can get this to dull-down with enough...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 03-07-09, 06:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 18,884
Posted By paintrman
Vincent, Boy was that an old post! Yes, I...

Vincent,

Boy was that an old post! Yes, I figured out my mistake the second time I placed an order. Thanks though, for clearing that up!!! I hope all is well with you.

Kelley
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 26-06-09, 11:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 13,655
Posted By paintrman
Sorry, I never did try that. I just bought the...

Sorry, I never did try that. I just bought the powdered pigment. I didn't want to take the chance of working hard on a piece and then have it come off on my hand or crack off. It's not terribly...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 19-06-09, 01:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 13,655
Posted By paintrman
I asked the paint manufacturer, Art Graham (of M....

I asked the paint manufacturer, Art Graham (of M. Graham fame), the same question and he said what Mona said...Gouache is the better choice. Watercolor has too much gum arabic and other stuff like...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 28-02-09, 08:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,607
Posted By paintrman
It looks like Guerra paint is still selling the...

It looks like Guerra paint is still selling the dispersion. I bought some and it's beautiful!
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 23-10-08, 03:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 18,592
Posted By paintrman
Jennifer, great news! Thank you so much for...

Jennifer, great news! Thank you so much for following through. What a relief.
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 18-10-08, 05:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 18,592
Posted By paintrman
Excellent, JP!! I am curious as well. I am...

Excellent, JP!!

I am curious as well. I am pretty sure that it's the interaction between linseed oil and zinc that is the problem. And, as has been pointed out that painting on canvas often...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 10-10-08, 10:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 18,592
Posted By paintrman
DLH...excellent point! I wrote to Guerra Paints...

DLH...excellent point! I wrote to Guerra Paints and asked about them drying out. I have a couple of bottles that seem to be getting pretty "thick". I didn't get a response to my "can I just add...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 08-10-08, 12:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 18,592
Posted By paintrman
The Smithsonian did a long study of white...

The Smithsonian did a long study of white pigments very recently. You can check out the article posted on Natural Pigment's website here: Natural Pigments...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 28-09-08, 03:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,299
Posted By paintrman
True-Gesso Panels

Cynthia,

Fantastic news! I am glad to know that you bought the company and that it is soon to be up and running! I will be looking forward to the "grand opening" celebration.

Here is...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 16-09-08, 04:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 11,693
Posted By paintrman
What I do is very simple. I work on my final...

What I do is very simple. I work on my final image using part photos mixed with a pencil drawing until I am happy with it. Then, I scan the whole thing into Photoshop and fix any mistakes I find. ...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 10-09-08, 03:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,902
Posted By paintrman
I remember (was it last year or earlier this...

I remember (was it last year or earlier this year?) doing an experiment where I tried airbrushing egg tempera. My results confirmed that it is NOT A GOOD IDEA. It was a horrible mess. Believe me,...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 21-08-08, 06:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,473
Posted By paintrman
Heat...

Jpohl, San Miguel is high...high in the mountains. In fact, we are more than a mile above sea level. The weather here is pretty close to perfect. It is about 70 degrees today and will drop down to...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 11-08-08, 02:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,473
Posted By paintrman
Alessandra, glad they were in contact. Maybe...

Alessandra, glad they were in contact. Maybe things are changing with Realgesso? Maybe it was just me? I really appreciate good customer service and will often shop with someone that charges more...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 10-08-08, 01:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,473
Posted By paintrman
Realgesso is based in Athens, Georgia. I am...

Realgesso is based in Athens, Georgia. I am thrilled JP that you had great service and found them sweet but I have been ordering from them for over a year (maybe 4 orders) and have to this day,...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 09-08-08, 02:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,473
Posted By paintrman
Don't worry. The same thing has happened to...

Don't worry. The same thing has happened to me...several times. Their customer service department is NON existent. Just tell your student to wait patiently for the order. It will arrive. Believe...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 10-07-08, 10:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,226
Posted By paintrman
I tell you what I would do...I would fake it. I...

I tell you what I would do...I would fake it. I just have a few blues but primarily I use Phthalo and tone it down using the real color wheel for complimentary colors. I have real lapis (from...
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