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Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 01-08-12, 07:27 PM
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Posted By Alessandra Kelley
Do you think it might have something to do with...

Do you think it might have something to do with the painting technique of very thin, watered-down layers of paint? I may be grasping at straws here, but that's almost the only thing left. I'm...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 30-09-11, 12:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 12,066
Posted By Alessandra Kelley
Found a source! It's "The Changing Image:...

Found a source! It's "The Changing Image: Studies in Painting Conservation", a bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1994. Back when I first read it was when I began to wonder about...
Forum: Forum Member's Gallery 29-09-11, 11:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 9,178
Posted By Alessandra Kelley
Ooh, lovely! Congratulations!

Ooh, lovely! Congratulations!
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 29-09-11, 08:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 12,066
Posted By Alessandra Kelley
According to the Uffizzi, which has analysed the...

According to the Uffizzi, which has analysed the Doni Tondo, it is tempera, with no oil included. (http://www.virtualuffizi.com/uffizi1/Uffizi_Pictures.asp?Contatore=252 )

The theory that...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 29-08-11, 06:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 12,066
Posted By Alessandra Kelley
Thanks for your kind words, everyone. You were...

Thanks for your kind words, everyone. You were right, Bron. Jamie Wyeth has not used much tempera, and I have removed him from the essay. I apologize for the confusion.

Koo, I will try and find...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 23-08-11, 08:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 10,009
Posted By Alessandra Kelley
Yes. Wash it first, preferably with a mild soap...

Yes. Wash it first, preferably with a mild soap with no added perfumes, and give it an extra rinse. I don't think it makes any difference whether you dry it in the dryer or on the line, except it...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 22-08-11, 08:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,978
Posted By Alessandra Kelley
I don't know of any limit to the number of layers...

I don't know of any limit to the number of layers of paint. I believe the paint has to still be relatively fresh. Old egg tempera seems less sympathetic to receiving new layers. But if you're...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 22-08-11, 08:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 10,009
Posted By Alessandra Kelley
Unbleached is best, whatever you use. Shirt...

Unbleached is best, whatever you use. Shirt linen has been bleached, and probably dyed as well, neither of which is good for it in the long run. Cotton is naturally pale cream in color, linen kind...
Forum: Forum Member's Gallery 22-08-11, 07:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 8,376
Posted By Alessandra Kelley
Wow! (Little happy dance). I had no idea there...

Wow! (Little happy dance). I had no idea there were other fantasy/sf fans on this board!

Your work is lovely, Jim. I especially like the processional at the top of your blog pages. Have fun at...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 03-08-11, 12:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 14,213
Posted By Alessandra Kelley
I use a mask by cutting stiff paper to the right...

I use a mask by cutting stiff paper to the right shape and holding it with one hand while painting with the other. It stops the stipples pretty well. If I need to hold things down firmly, I use...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 02-08-11, 09:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 5,241
Posted By Alessandra Kelley
Anybody know of Betsey Porter?

Someone pointed to her website: http://www.betsyporter.com/index.html

She's a San Francisco area egg tempera icon painter and teacher. I haven't really delved into her site yet.
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 02-08-11, 08:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 12,066
Posted By Alessandra Kelley
Just posted my brief, potted history of egg tempera on my blog

"Ars Ex Ovo: a quick, subjective history of egg tempera" on my blog, "Confessions of a Postmodern Pre-Raphaelite" at http://alessandrakelley.com/artblog/?p=299

Some may recognize it as a reworked...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 29-07-11, 08:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 12,387
Posted By Alessandra Kelley
Not sure if this is what Koo is doing, but I have...

Not sure if this is what Koo is doing, but I have always understood "fat" colors to mean those which take more medium to get to a painting consistency and dry more slowly and to a softer, more...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 27-07-11, 11:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,741
Posted By Alessandra Kelley
Wow, sounds like a neat experiment. I wonder if...

Wow, sounds like a neat experiment. I wonder if it would be similar to painting in tempera over a fresco. Those, after six hundred years or so, are showing some stresses, but they also were subject...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 27-07-11, 11:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,771
Posted By Alessandra Kelley
I don't have Cennino Cennini in front of me, but...

I don't have Cennino Cennini in front of me, but I believe he warns against blue and green in fresco -- it would have been ultramarine, azurite, and malachite mostly. Even then they knew that the...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 25-07-11, 12:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,771
Posted By Alessandra Kelley
I thought it was alkalines that messed up...

I thought it was alkalines that messed up ultramarine. Wasn't that why it couldn't be used on frescoes?

My egg medium lasts up to three days in my chilly basement studio. But I rarely have a...
Forum: Other Art Related Issues 18-07-11, 02:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 9,776
Posted By Alessandra Kelley
The pricing of Kindle books is definitely weird. ...

The pricing of Kindle books is definitely weird. If you hang around kindle-themed forums, you hear all sorts of theories as to why. I think publishers are wary of e-books and are trying not to...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 18-07-11, 02:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,911
Posted By Alessandra Kelley
It does seem to be one of those keep it cool and...

It does seem to be one of those keep it cool and dry, it lasts forever kind of things. I've used rabbitskin glue that's over 20 years old.
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 18-07-11, 02:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 12,387
Posted By Alessandra Kelley
I did some early work that cracked. I used too...

I did some early work that cracked. I used too much egg and painted about a millimeter thick. It cracked within a few weeks, if I recall.

I would also suggest informal experiments by leaving...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 18-07-11, 02:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,337
Posted By Alessandra Kelley
Sorry about the mold, and alcohol lifting. I...

Sorry about the mold, and alcohol lifting. I wonder if the best strategy would be putting the painting in the sun, letting it thoroughly dry, and then buffing the mold off with a dry cloth.

I...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 18-07-11, 02:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 9,464
Posted By Alessandra Kelley
Hi and welcome. This is a pretty slow and quiet...

Hi and welcome. This is a pretty slow and quiet board (niche medium, I suppose). People do check in, but there don't seem to be that many of us worldwide. Good to have you here.
Forum: Other Art Related Issues 27-06-11, 01:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 9,776
Posted By Alessandra Kelley
Unfortunately, because Amazon charges publishers...

Unfortunately, because Amazon charges publishers a fee for Kindle books with lots of illustrations, there's a pressure against illustrated Kindle books (it takes a cut based on file size, and images...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 24-06-11, 11:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,170
Posted By Alessandra Kelley
Sorry. Just use titanium white thinly. I...

Sorry. Just use titanium white thinly. I suppose you might be able to mix in a bit of chalk to the pigment to make it more transparent. But zinc was the most transparent of white pigments,...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 09-06-11, 12:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,351
Posted By Alessandra Kelley
I store my paints wet. The iron oxide red is way...

I store my paints wet. The iron oxide red is way muddier than the other iron oxides, and it never fully settles under the water -- that is, the water is always red, too. There seems to be a layer...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 08-06-11, 11:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,170
Posted By Alessandra Kelley
Thanks, MattG, for posting the links. Very...

Thanks, MattG, for posting the links. Very helpful!
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