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Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 02-12-17, 03:59 PM
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Posted By dbclemons
Thanks, Koo. I appreciate the information. I...

Thanks, Koo. I appreciate the information.

I made some simple tests with e.t, casein, oil, and gouache paints on this, and they all seemed to adhere well, but haven't yet tried anything advanced...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 21-11-17, 04:32 PM
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Posted By dbclemons
Thanks for the link, Koo. I appreciate hearing...

Thanks for the link, Koo. I appreciate hearing about your experiences with their two grounds. It's worth mentioning that both of these Sinopia grounds are made with the same binder using casein with...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 07-08-17, 01:12 PM
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Posted By dbclemons
Their website advises against using this on a...

Their website advises against using this on a flexible surface, such as canvas (or paper) even if mounted to board beforehand, in order to avoid potential cracking. Doesn't mean you can't, but it's...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 24-07-16, 01:34 PM
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Posted By dbclemons
If you're thinking of AMIEN (Art Materials......

If you're thinking of AMIEN (Art Materials... something something,) that forum is no longer running.
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 12-06-16, 02:01 PM
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Posted By dbclemons
To me, a thin coat of cold wax looks a little...

To me, a thin coat of cold wax looks a little duller, even after buffing.
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 10-06-16, 03:12 PM
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Views: 11,239
Posted By dbclemons
Instead of adding the wax to the applied varnish,...

Instead of adding the wax to the applied varnish, mix it into the varnish first. I'd recommend thinning the wax some with solvent, and then mix up to 20% or so to the varnish before applying it. This...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 29-05-16, 08:13 PM
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Views: 11,239
Posted By dbclemons
Very thorough testing, Koo. Thank you for that. ...

Very thorough testing, Koo. Thank you for that.

The results of Golden's MSA giving you a yellow tint is indeed curious. That's the varnish I use on top of the Liquitex Medium for my caseins, but...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 11-04-16, 02:14 PM
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Posted By dbclemons
Here's a link at Golden where they talk about...

Here's a link at Golden where they talk about varnishing watercolor that you might find helpful. The isolation layer they recommend is GAC 500 applied with a sprayer, or a can spray of their Archival...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 11-04-16, 02:02 PM
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Views: 11,239
Posted By dbclemons
I don't have experience with varnishing egg...

I don't have experience with varnishing egg tempera, but do have with varnishing casein, which is very similar in structure. What I've done there is to apply an isolation coat to the casein after it...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 01-01-16, 03:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 13,167
Posted By dbclemons
I want to be sure everyone's aware that there is...

I want to be sure everyone's aware that there is a distinction to be made for the term "Casein gesso." You can make it using casein as a substitute for rabbit skin glue in the traditional manner....
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 03-12-15, 09:36 PM
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Posted By dbclemons
This is great, Koo. Thank you for your thorough...

This is great, Koo. Thank you for your thorough testing. It was enlightening.

This ground should work well for other applications that don't need a great deal of water, especially oils or perhaps...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 20-11-15, 03:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 13,167
Posted By dbclemons
You make valid points, Koo. It's why I started...

You make valid points, Koo. It's why I started this post with a caveat that I expect e.t. users to make their own evaluation. I certainly understand how artists can love their materials. This would...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 13-11-15, 01:18 PM
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Views: 13,167
Posted By dbclemons
The jar of gesso arrived in the mail yesterday. I...

The jar of gesso arrived in the mail yesterday. I think I'm going to like it, but it's not quite what I expected. I hesitate to call this a "gesso." It's more like an oil primer to me, but an oil...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 11-11-15, 02:41 PM
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Views: 13,167
Posted By dbclemons
Casein Gesso from Sinopia

I happened to pop over Sinopia's website recently, and noticed they are now selling casein gesso. For many years they have offered the raw material for making casein and gesso yourself, but now they...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 30-10-15, 02:55 AM
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Posted By dbclemons
I've often made egg + oil emulsions, but only...

I've often made egg + oil emulsions, but only with the yolk. Comments I've read of those who use a whole egg say that the medium tends to be more cloudy, but otherwise works fine. Egg white contains...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 09-03-15, 04:12 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By dbclemons
I can't recall the precise book reference, sorry....

I can't recall the precise book reference, sorry. There were originally only six basic colors in ancient Egypt, and you can get this information from many sources. As the Pharaohs became wealthier...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 05-03-15, 04:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 21,786
Posted By dbclemons
I've done some study on the history of casein,...

I've done some study on the history of casein, and also have had some trouble with the use of the word "tempera" being either egg or milk. There are paintings in the British Museum from the Egyptian...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 28-11-14, 04:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 21,786
Posted By dbclemons
A good read, Koo, and informative. Misconceptions...

A good read, Koo, and informative. Misconceptions spring out of a lack of thorough understanding of the subject, and the passing on of faulty information that becomes trusted as true. The art world...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 09-06-14, 12:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 9,253
Posted By dbclemons
I've not had this happen to me when making a...

I've not had this happen to me when making a painting medium, but it has happened while cooking or making vinaigrettes. It seems to matter if the ingredients are too warm. You can try adding a...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 01-08-13, 04:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 21,564
Posted By dbclemons
I'm pretty sure that Dorland's Wax medium is a...

I'm pretty sure that Dorland's Wax medium is a mixture of several waxes including ozkerite and micro-crystalline.

To mona:


I would avoid painting oil over wax. It's not a firm or stable...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 29-04-13, 02:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 9,070
Posted By dbclemons
What other medium was used?

What other medium was used?
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 09-04-13, 03:46 PM
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Views: 11,210
Posted By dbclemons
I once had a tube of W&N's Aquapasto that I had...

I once had a tube of W&N's Aquapasto that I had tossed in the back of my paint drawer and forgotten about. When I opened the tube a few years later I found the gel changed to a dark shade of ugly...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 09-04-13, 03:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,885
Posted By dbclemons
Do a search on the term "cold wax...

Do a search on the term "cold wax medium."
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 24-03-13, 09:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 14,005
Posted By dbclemons
Not all RSG is the same, or may not even have...

Not all RSG is the same, or may not even have come from rabbits. As with most things of this sort, it varies in quality, so seek out a reputable source that claims to be authentic and high quality. ...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 04-03-13, 01:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 27,055
Posted By dbclemons
It was at the Los Angeles County Museum several...

It was at the Los Angeles County Museum several years ago, but I don't think it was part of their permanent collection.

This isn't the painting I saw, but curiously, a web search revealed this:...
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