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Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 19-05-10, 09:44 PM
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Posted By briancorll
Sorry I haven't gotten back to this conversation...

Sorry I haven't gotten back to this conversation lately. Most of the Panelli a Gesso panels I use are re-gessoed with Gamblin gesso mix. The panels on which I'm still using the gesso they came with...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 09-05-10, 04:13 PM
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Posted By briancorll
Have a look here: ...

Have a look here:
http://www.allbusiness.com/services/museums-art-galleries-botanical-zoological/4354566-1.html

I've started using PVA as a size on my canvas before applying acrylic gesso. When I...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 08-05-10, 10:27 PM
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Posted By briancorll
Well, if it's not OK to use an acrylic fixative...

Well, if it's not OK to use an acrylic fixative under the oil imprimatura because of delaminating, there are going to be one heck of a lot of oil paintings done on acrylic gesso that will be falling...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 08-05-10, 07:50 PM
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Views: 5,102
Posted By briancorll
When I remove an egg from its shell and clean it...

When I remove an egg from its shell and clean it of the white, I don't seem to ever be able to pick up the yolk by the sac and hold it while I pierce it. The sac always breaks first. Is this possibly...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 08-05-10, 07:26 PM
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Views: 6,196
Posted By briancorll
Egg Tempera Frustrations

<sigh> Frustrating day. I think I know now why some tempera painter (maybe Jan van Eyck) invented oil painting....:doh2:
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 08-05-10, 06:45 PM
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Posted By briancorll
Sealing the gesso would not allow the egg...

Sealing the gesso would not allow the egg emulsion to bond with the gesso, so I would not do it if painting strictly with egg emulsion in the beginning. Acrylic emulsions, such as matte fixative, are...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 08-05-10, 06:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,106
Posted By briancorll
I use a "chrysanthemum" porcelain paint palette,...

I use a "chrysanthemum" porcelain paint palette, with ten receptacles and a yin-yang mixing area. I just put a small amount of dry pigment in one of the receptacles, using a long thin painting knife,...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 08-05-10, 05:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,037
Posted By briancorll
Have you tried a drop or two of alcohol added to...

Have you tried a drop or two of alcohol added to the paste ? There may be a component in the earth color that is not water-soluble and needs an assist from another solvent to make it disperse...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 08-05-10, 05:14 PM
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Views: 28,372
Posted By briancorll
Hmmm...I'm wondering if it could have been the...

Hmmm...I'm wondering if it could have been the golden ochre imprimatura that I put over the panel first. At any rate, I washed the panel clean and I am starting over (there goes a morning's work !),...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 08-05-10, 04:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 28,372
Posted By briancorll
Unreceptive Areas of Gesso

I'm working on a new painting on a commercial panel. Though it comes already coated with gesso, in the past I have added several coats of my own gesso. I'm finding areas that simply won't accept the...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 07-05-10, 09:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,102
Posted By briancorll
Just Can't get Those Eggs Right...

I always have difficulty separating my egg yolks from the white and grasping the yolks by the sac, which sometimes seems nearly non-existent. I allow the bulk of the white to drip through my fingers,...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 07-03-10, 06:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,610
Posted By briancorll
Glazing A Sky

I'm working on my first tempera painting, a small landscape, and I'm now at the point where I feel I need to unify the sky with a glaze. I started by glazing the panel with ultramarine blue, then...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 07-03-10, 01:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,967
Posted By briancorll
I'm not sure why Sennelier says their medium...

I'm not sure why Sennelier says their medium cannot be reworked with water. Well, it certainly can lift easily enough if you're not careful. I was dissatisfied with a particular painting and simply...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 07-03-10, 01:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,021
Posted By briancorll
Thanks for the link, David. I tried a bit on a...

Thanks for the link, David. I tried a bit on a corner of a painting last night. Buffed it slightly and it did give a nice sheen. Not objectionable to me. Someone complained about the gloss after...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 07-03-10, 01:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,613
Posted By briancorll
Thanks, David. I didn't think it would work. Lean...

Thanks, David. I didn't think it would work. Lean over fat - no good.
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 06-03-10, 10:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,613
Posted By briancorll
Egg Water over Egg-Oil Emulsion

Is it possible to successfully use egg water over an egg-oil emulsion ?
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 06-03-10, 10:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,021
Posted By briancorll
Renaissance Wax

Has anyone used Renaissance Wax as a final finish for ET paintings ?
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 06-03-10, 10:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,967
Posted By briancorll
I have been using Sennelier's ET binding medium...

I have been using Sennelier's ET binding medium and like it. The components are egg yolk, linseed oil, and gum arabic, with isothiozolinone added as a preservative. I would like to make my own, and...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 04-03-10, 03:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,967
Posted By briancorll
Got that one, Alessandra. It says nothing about...

Got that one, Alessandra. It says nothing about egg:oil:gum arabic. I think I'll just start with 1:1:1 and see what happens.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 03-03-10, 04:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 8,235
Posted By briancorll
Brian Corll

Hello all,
I'm Brian Corll. I began painting at the age of 14 (some 44 years ago), then chucked it all for photography. After 28 years of photography (and 28 years of software development), I've put...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 03-03-10, 01:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,967
Posted By briancorll
Egg, Oil and Gum Arabic Recipe

I've been working with the traditional egg tempera formualtion and also Sennelier's egg, linseed oil, and gum arabic medium. I happen to like the latter. Does anyone have a recipe for making such a...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 23-02-10, 12:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,677
Posted By briancorll
Thanks, Alessandra. I had this notion of egg...

Thanks, Alessandra. I had this notion of egg tempera as being a fast-drying medium that could be worked over in just a short time, like acrylics, but apparently it takes a bit longer to polymerize...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 22-02-10, 11:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,677
Posted By briancorll
Tempera remains Soluble, Lifts from Gesso

Hello,
I'm an experienced painter but am using egg tempera for the first time. I have a large selection (about 35 colors) of dry pigments. I have ground about a dozen with distilled water and am...
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