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Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 17-09-14, 03:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 16,494
Posted By JeffG
Sorry about the delayed reply.... i forgot all...

Sorry about the delayed reply.... i forgot all about this place!

Anyway, my biggest trouble in storing work for its first year, aside from avoiding damage from abrasion, is having silverfish...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 17-09-14, 03:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 12,147
Posted By JeffG
I spent a few days there 35 years ago, and one...

I spent a few days there 35 years ago, and one very short visit since. I'd love to go back and live for a few weeks, and also explore the Veneto region. The city is not to everyone's taste. I, and...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 27-08-13, 06:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 24,085
Posted By JeffG
Yes, the gesso has a good bond to the linen, as...

Yes, the gesso has a good bond to the linen, as well if not better than its bond to hardwood or mdf. Linen comes in rolls just like canvas, about 5 ft tall and many yards long. Any art supply...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 27-08-13, 12:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 24,085
Posted By JeffG
Lora, I've started using the aluminum/plastic...

Lora, I've started using the aluminum/plastic composite panels, since they are very stable for larger works. A 4’ x 8’ x ”. sheet of "Alumalite" ($86.97 USD) weighs approx. 20 lbs and there is no...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 08-08-13, 05:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 30,526
Posted By JeffG
Hi all; I'm coming to this waaaay late, as...

Hi all;

I'm coming to this waaaay late, as I've neglected the forum. But in catching up, I thought I'd respond with my experience to this original point:



I've tried using aluminum/plastic...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 03-08-11, 04:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 16,785
Posted By JeffG
There's also commercial masking film (frisket)...

There's also commercial masking film (frisket) made for airbrushers. It's a clear low-tack plastic film. Not much call for airbrushing for illustration purposes on paper these days, but some places...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 24-02-11, 03:05 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By JeffG
Thanks! As you saw, I pretty much cover my...

Thanks! As you saw, I pretty much cover my process in the "How to do a Wash" thread: http://www.eggtempera.com/forum/showthread.php?t=427

I'd love to hear more about what you found and see...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 24-02-11, 02:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 12,020
Posted By JeffG
Hi Stephen; Thanks! I don't do any masking...

Hi Stephen;

Thanks! I don't do any masking at this stage of my development (which is not to say I might not change my mind someday). I start with a very rough drawing before doing the sky, but I...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 26-11-10, 04:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 8,228
Posted By JeffG
Welcome! And Welcome again, since "Welcome" is...

Welcome! And Welcome again, since "Welcome" is less than 10 characters, the minimal amount allowed!
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 24-07-10, 12:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,909
Posted By JeffG
For me, silverfish are a problem, but they come...

For me, silverfish are a problem, but they come and go. They seem to lose interest in the paintings after they're about a month old. I used to use a clove oil wash to deter them, but I'm not sure...
Forum: Other Art Related Issues 21-06-10, 11:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 19,540
Posted By JeffG
Definitely get some good paper for prints. I got...

Definitely get some good paper for prints. I got Epson's "Radiant White" watercolor paper, and some Epson "Velvet Fine" art paper for my tests. Both are cotton rag and with the proper print setting...
Forum: Other Art Related Issues 18-06-10, 06:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 19,540
Posted By JeffG
I havent been there (as far as sales,...

I havent been there (as far as sales, distribution, whether its a good idea etc.) , but this topic is covered in depth over at the General-purpose art forum, www.wetcanvas.com. It's a huge forum...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 18-05-10, 12:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 30,025
Posted By JeffG
I do it as a semi-transparent and streaky mix of...

I do it as a semi-transparent and streaky mix of yellow ochre and burnt sienna. Usually this preliminary wash is completely covered in the final painting, but sometimes shows through in little...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 17-05-10, 05:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 30,025
Posted By JeffG
UBI: "Panelli a Gesso" is actually the product...

UBI: "Panelli a Gesso" is actually the product name,and is carried by the big US online dealers like ASW and Jerry's:

http://www.aswexpress.com/art-supply/catalogs/0059766000000

I got some a...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 14-05-10, 02:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 54,986
Posted By JeffG
Yes, I've heard its the UV light in particular. ...

Yes, I've heard its the UV light in particular. I wonder if anyone's ever used a sunlamp to cure an ET.
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 13-05-10, 04:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,894
Posted By JeffG
Art in general can be frustrating some days,...

Art in general can be frustrating some days, regardless of the medium. Those are the days I do other business. :cool:
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 03-05-10, 04:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 10,222
Posted By JeffG
I have to agree (simply based on guessing),...

I have to agree (simply based on guessing), because "Tempera" can mean any number of things as well. Especially in 1964, it could just refer to any kind of latex or acrylic paint.

Have you...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 19-04-10, 11:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 22,518
Posted By JeffG
Hi Catherine; Thanks for mentioning you sent...

Hi Catherine;

Thanks for mentioning you sent me an email. I use a special account when I sign up on forums to cut down on potential spamming, and I don't check it as often as my "real" email. ...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 18-04-10, 02:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 22,518
Posted By JeffG
CB: There's been much discussion, here and...

CB: There's been much discussion, here and elsewhere, regarding the suitability of the various panel options for ET. While we all agree that a solid wood-product panel is the standard for stability...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 30-03-10, 04:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 24,119
Posted By JeffG
Matt, I'm glad you asked this because I wonder...

Matt, I'm glad you asked this because I wonder about it too. I assumed that the tradition of gluing linen or muslin to a wood surface and then gessoing on that was to keep micro-cracks from...
Forum: Critique Forum 21-02-10, 03:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 11,524
Posted By JeffG
I think the concept and design is quite charming...

I think the concept and design is quite charming and inventive.

What size is it?
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 16-01-10, 07:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,390
Posted By JeffG
I just saw this thread.... Koo, or anyone...

I just saw this thread....

Koo, or anyone else, have you consulted the book "Milk and Eggs: the American Revival of Tempera Painting, 1930-1950" by Hilton Brown? If not, I can look through my...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 16-01-10, 07:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 11,060
Posted By JeffG
Hello; Robert Massey's "Formulas for...

Hello;

Robert Massey's "Formulas for Painters" is what I usually go to when I want to research various emulsions. It's a clear, no-nonsense book. He has 8 recipes alone for various egg-based...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 22-11-09, 06:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,953
Posted By JeffG
Princeton Art Museum's "Recapturing the Image"

While following the discussion on panels and boards, I thought I would see if I could contact a conservator at the Princeton art museum (http://artmuseum.princeton.edu/art/conservation/). I have yet...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 22-08-09, 08:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 18,984
Posted By JeffG
I dont use either very much, but should probably...

I dont use either very much, but should probably experiment with them. Prussian is handy for toning down or shadowing barn-reds. For my rare use of pthalo, i use a dispersion.

Although not an ET...
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