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Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 04-04-15, 05:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 11,889
Posted By DLH
What am I missing? I use Winsor & Newton Series 7...

What am I missing? I use Winsor & Newton Series 7 sables almost exclusively. Mainly because the miniatures are unique and amazing for oil. Anyway, I panicked when I saw this thread but was relieved...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 27-08-13, 03:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 27,055
Posted By DLH
It is my experience that manufacturers of...

It is my experience that manufacturers of honeycomb compost panels make them with a variety of materials. The honeycomb is aluminum or plastic and the skins are metal, plastic, fiberglass or more...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 23-04-13, 11:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 21,416
Posted By DLH
I'd take one George O'Hanlon's advice over one...

I'd take one George O'Hanlon's advice over one hundred conservators. By definition conservators can tell you what is tried and true but have no basis to judge something new. George is in the business...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 27-09-12, 08:25 AM
Replies: 4
Question Sticky varnish
Views: 8,712
Posted By DLH
GamVar comes in a kit. It has a jar with lumps of...

GamVar comes in a kit. It has a jar with lumps of resin. and another with solvent. You pour the solvent into the resin jar. As I recall it dissolves more easily than dammar. After its mixed I don't...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 24-09-12, 07:46 PM
Replies: 4
Question Sticky varnish
Views: 8,712
Posted By DLH
I recommenced a low molecular weight synthetic...

I recommenced a low molecular weight synthetic picture varnish rather than Dammar. Their low molecular weight gives them the look of Dammar and not "encased in plastic" look of earlier synthetic...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 30-06-12, 06:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 41,271
Posted By DLH
Koo, Liquin is superior to an oil based medium...

Koo, Liquin is superior to an oil based medium for sealing prior to the application of oil paint. As you know it dries much faster but as you also probably know oil is absorbed fast and deep into...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 02-03-12, 12:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 12,716
Posted By DLH
I use silverpoint for drawing, just to locate...

I use silverpoint for drawing, just to locate features, not for a continuous tone underdrawing. I use it because it provides a fine line that doesn't smudge but is faint enough to to easily disappear...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 22-12-11, 04:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,071
Posted By DLH
As mentioned, because of their high color purity...

As mentioned, because of their high color purity phthalo blue + phthalo green + white has been suggested. The phthalos are notoriously difficult to disperse in water, as are many synthetic pigments....
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 07-11-11, 04:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,958
Posted By DLH
I did a quick search and couldn't find another...

I did a quick search and couldn't find another source. I also looked at Kremer, which I haven't for a while, and was surprised to see that there are now four different spinel black pigments. While...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 06-11-11, 09:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,958
Posted By DLH
All of my tempera paintings are in black and...

All of my tempera paintings are in black and white. I use dry pigments premixed in 16 calibrated shades from white to very dark gray made from just titanium white and ivory black. The white and light...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 06-11-11, 05:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,958
Posted By DLH
Spinel black tempers, behaves and dries to an egg...

Spinel black tempers, behaves and dries to an egg shell sheen very much like titanium white.
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 14-10-11, 07:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,673
Posted By DLH
A circular saw with a quality blade should work...

A circular saw with a quality blade should work fine, just be sure to cut with the gesso side down. I'd be a good idea to clamp a straight board to the panel for the saw's foot to ride against to...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 05-10-11, 05:59 PM
Replies: 5
Question Raised Gesso?
Views: 4,717
Posted By DLH
Rabbit skin glue doesn't change with time. There...

Rabbit skin glue doesn't change with time. There should be no problem adhering new gesso over old. However, unless the old gesso is either sealed or saturated with water the old gesso will suck water...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 22-07-11, 09:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,241
Posted By DLH
Silver, I don't quite know what to make of your...

Silver, I don't quite know what to make of your post. First, titanium white is one of the easiest pigments to use with tempera. When the dry pigment (I use Kremer) is added to 50/50 yolk/water it...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 29-06-11, 07:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,827
Posted By DLH
Itís been my experience that drying cracks appear...

Itís been my experience that drying cracks appear as the gesso dries and donít get worse once the panel is dry. Of course I have usually scrapped offending panels but I have on occasion left cracks...
Forum: Other Art Related Issues 27-06-11, 05:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 9,776
Posted By DLH
I'm with you on the audio book thing Jennifer....

I'm with you on the audio book thing Jennifer. Painting is about the only activity I engage in that leaves my mind free enough to follow a story.

Librivox http://librivox.org/ has hundreds of...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 13-06-11, 08:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,827
Posted By DLH
Iím not sure what strength glue to use. I suspect...

Iím not sure what strength glue to use. I suspect it should be stronger than what you would use to mix gesso, but Iíd defer to Ellen on this. It is not necessary to sand or rough the surface.

Here...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 10-06-11, 07:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,827
Posted By DLH
The cracks you describe are likely due to the...

The cracks you describe are likely due to the plywood surface swelling from the water in the applied gesso. If so they should not grow worse providing the support remains stable. You may glue cloth...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 21-05-11, 08:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,910
Posted By DLH
I have a theory, (I hope one day to test.) that...

I have a theory, (I hope one day to test.) that traditional gesso is the best protection from moisture uptake in a panel. While not being watertight itself it has a tremendous capacity for storing...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 09-03-11, 08:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,277
Posted By DLH
Well, spam eggs sausage and spam has not got much...

Well, spam eggs sausage and spam has not got much spam in it.
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 09-03-11, 03:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,277
Posted By DLH
Chalk is comprised of calcium carbonate.

Chalk is comprised of calcium carbonate.
Forum: Other Art Related Issues 06-03-11, 11:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,898
Posted By DLH
The key to photographing any kind of flat work is...

The key to photographing any kind of flat work is to insure that the light not reflect off the work directly at the camera. The light must be at an angle to prevent this. 45 degrees is usually...
Forum: Other Art Related Issues 02-02-11, 10:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 7,322
Posted By DLH
Hi Jennifer, It's good to find you well and...

Hi Jennifer, It's good to find you well and painting.

Doug
Forum: Introduce Yourself 02-02-11, 09:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,272
Posted By DLH
Hi and welcome to the forum. I share your...

Hi and welcome to the forum. I share your proclivity toward fussing till things are "just right" and you are correct that tempera is well suited to this end. I caution you however not to fuss too...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 05-04-10, 11:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 20,736
Posted By DLH
Formaldehyde is a component of the adhesive used...

Formaldehyde is a component of the adhesive used to help bind the fibers. Urea-formaldehyde resin was the main culprit in the 80ís formaldehyde scare. Now phenolic resin has largely supplanted...
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