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Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 02-05-18, 02:13 AM
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Posted By Koo Schadler
Hi Rebecca, You raise many interesting...

Hi Rebecca,

You raise many interesting points that are worth looking at. Here goes:

1. To be clear, Sennelier Egg Tempera is not pure egg tempera. All tubed egg tempera paints are emulsions...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 24-04-18, 03:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 176
Posted By Koo Schadler
Michael Bergt in BP

Michael Bergt, one of the Society of Tempera Painters' founders, has an egg tempera and gold leaf painting as a finalist in the BP Portrait Competition in London - perhaps the most competitive,...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 15-04-18, 02:52 PM
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Views: 246
Posted By Koo Schadler
Hi Patrick, Paintings are complicated...

Hi Patrick,

Paintings are complicated structures: Multi-layered, disparate materials asked to co-exist happily with one another, generally for the long term. I don’t think it’s requisite to care...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 14-04-18, 07:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 259
Posted By Koo Schadler
Jeff Gola Painting in Arcadia Gallery Invitational

As many of you know, Arcadia Gallery in Culver City, CA is one of the leading realist painting venues in the country. They are having an exhibition April 21 - May 10 called "This Land Is...", an...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 17-03-18, 05:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 330
Posted By Koo Schadler
Hi Chris, Various "whitings" (either gypsum...

Hi Chris,

Various "whitings" (either gypsum or chalk) can definitely vary in degree of whiteness, from bright white to many versions of off-white (pinkish, yellow, grey tints, etc). That's why,...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 15-03-18, 01:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,411
Posted By Koo Schadler
I like your thinking on this Lora. The simplest...

I like your thinking on this Lora. The simplest would be "egg yolk paint" (tho' "yolk-of-egg paint" sounds a bit more poetic).

Your fellow egg yolk painter,

Koo
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 08-03-18, 02:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,411
Posted By Koo Schadler
Brava, Lora, for booking your plane ticket! ...

Brava, Lora, for booking your plane ticket!

I have q question. It has to do with the current definition of the word "tempera". As the conference itself says in its description,

"In the 19th...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 15-01-18, 08:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 529
Posted By Koo Schadler
Below is a glossary that accompanies the...

Below is a glossary that accompanies the handout...


GLOSSARY

Many disciplines study light and color physics, chemistry, psychology, history, and art, to name a few. Each may have differing...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 15-01-18, 08:42 PM
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Views: 529
Posted By Koo Schadler
Luminosity

Hello Rebecca,

Relative to your last post, in which you asked about luminosity, pasted below is a handout on luminosity. As always I welcome anyone's thoughts, comments, corrections.

Koo
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Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 15-01-18, 07:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,189
Posted By Koo Schadler
Hi Rebecca, Questions from your last post in...

Hi Rebecca,

Questions from your last post in quotation marks, my reply below them....

“I see now that I have to be patient with learning the technique of this.”

When I demonstrate how, for...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 15-01-18, 01:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 820
Posted By Koo Schadler
When working in either pure egg tempera or an egg...

When working in either pure egg tempera or an egg oil emulsion I layer as soon as the previous layer is dry to the touch, which is generally within 5 to 10 seconds (depending on how watery the layer...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 01-01-18, 04:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,264
Posted By Koo Schadler
Hi Chris, Excuse the tardy reply – you’ve...

Hi Chris,

Excuse the tardy reply – you’ve probably been working away and have already figured out the answers to your questions!

Paints are essentially composed of three ingredients: binder,...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 01-01-18, 03:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,189
Posted By Koo Schadler
Hi Rebecca, Pure egg tempera paint and egg...

Hi Rebecca,

Pure egg tempera paint and egg oil emulsions (which have more egg than oil and are water soluble) dry to the touch very quickly (within seconds for thin applications of paint). This...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 01-01-18, 02:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 820
Posted By Koo Schadler
Hi Rebecca Not sure if I understand your...

Hi Rebecca

Not sure if I understand your question, but here are a few thoughts. If your binder/medium is 1 part yolk + slightly less 1 part oil than you are making a water-soluble, egg oil...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 25-11-17, 07:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 15,580
Posted By Koo Schadler
Hi DB, I have worked on oil based grounds,...

Hi DB,

I have worked on oil based grounds, but only when painting in oil. There seems to me a fundamental incompatibility between a ground that contains (even a very small amount) of oil, which...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 25-11-17, 07:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,264
Posted By Koo Schadler
Me again. Well, if that previous post wasn't...

Me again.

Well, if that previous post wasn't enough for you, I have more thoughts regarding your dilemma of trying to arrive at the right color and ending with a “stiff” look. Without seeing the...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 25-11-17, 07:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,264
Posted By Koo Schadler
Hi Chris, I can think of three possibilities...

Hi Chris,

I can think of three possibilities why your gesso surface misbehaved:

1. One factor in traditional gesso’s absorbency is the amount of glue in the recipe. A typical gesso recipe is:...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 15-11-17, 06:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 15,580
Posted By Koo Schadler
Hello All, As discussed in this thread,...

Hello All,

As discussed in this thread, several years ago Sinopia (an art supply company in San Francisco) developed two new grounds advertised as suitable for egg tempera: casein gesso and chalk...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 17-10-17, 04:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,073
Posted By Koo Schadler
Hi Lora, Thanks for the clarification...

Hi Lora,

Thanks for the clarification regarding "grinding" with a muller; i.e. that you've successfully smoothed pigment particles using a roughened slab and muller. You have a lot more experience...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 13-10-17, 07:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 864
Posted By Koo Schadler
Casein Gesso Question

Relative to my other post of the day (Wyeth and Casein Gesso), has anyone had longterm success painting egg tempera on casein gesso? How did the paint behave? I've asked some painters and...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 13-10-17, 07:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 867
Posted By Koo Schadler
Casein Gesso

Hello All,

Artist James Gurney, on his excellent blog, posted excerpts from an 1942 American Artist Magazine article that discussed Andrew Wyeth's working methods (see...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 13-10-17, 06:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,411
Posted By Koo Schadler
Looks fascinating Lora, wish I could go but it's...

Looks fascinating Lora, wish I could go but it's not in my plans. Thanks or bringing it to the Forum's attention, and if anyone manages to attend, please report back!

Koo
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 07-10-17, 01:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,073
Posted By Koo Schadler
Hi Lora, It’s an interesting and...

Hi Lora,

It’s an interesting and adventuresome idea. Before discussing granulation in egg tempera, I want to look at some terms that I think can be confusing.

From what I understand...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 14-08-17, 12:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,440
Posted By Koo Schadler
Hi Lora, I've seen this painter's work in...

Hi Lora,

I've seen this painter's work in person, and can't say if the problem occurs exclusively in titanium white because her paintings have so many varied layers, some with white, but some just...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 10-08-17, 02:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,273
Posted By Koo Schadler
Hi All, George sent the following replies......

Hi All,

George sent the following replies...

1. Is the concern of cracking due solely to the high solid content in the Tempera Ground, or also a consideration of the binder?

"The high...
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