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Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 10-09-15, 11:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 21,852
Posted By marknatm
Thanks for the interesting information and...

Thanks for the interesting information and discussion Koo. Quite fascinating.

Mark
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 10-09-15, 06:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 38,966
Posted By marknatm
I have exchanged e-mails with the folks at...

I have exchanged e-mails with the folks at Gamblin concerning their GamVar archival varnish and it is OK to use on egg tempera. It has an odorless mineral spirit component and was developed to be...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 10-09-15, 12:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 23,811
Posted By marknatm
A drop of rabbit skin glue in the tempera paint...

A drop of rabbit skin glue in the tempera paint will help the paint to adhere to the gold. Try it on a gilded scrap and see if you like the results along with the stiffer consistency of the tempera....
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 09-09-15, 08:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 12,911
Posted By marknatm
I know the thread has been dead for awhile, but I...

I know the thread has been dead for awhile, but I think you may want to contact natural pigments to determine what they do to produce their lapis. I'm pretty sure that Kremer (who produces Fra...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 09-09-15, 07:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 14,371
Posted By marknatm
I know that the Tretyakov Gallery stores their...

I know that the Tretyakov Gallery stores their pieces mounted vertically on large sliding racks that are in temperature and humidity controlled vault-type rooms.

I have found that a plastic art...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 09-09-15, 07:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 11,918
Posted By marknatm
Russian Kolinsky

I have been away for awhile and am now back on the forum.

I have found that the Russian kolinsky brushes seem far superior to other brands I have tried. There is someone who handles long and...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 13-01-09, 09:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,928
Posted By marknatm
Are Mica Pigments Useful

I tried performing a search to see if a discussion of this topic has already occurred but it didn't seem to find any results. If I'm mistaken, please accept my apologies for the repost.

I was...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 05-10-07, 08:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 30,800
Posted By marknatm
What is the "scrub" technique exactly? I'm...

What is the "scrub" technique exactly? I'm waiting for the Thompson book, so I expect to see an explanation in his book on the other technique with tiny brushstrokes that is mentioned.

Also, do...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 01-10-07, 02:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 22,240
Posted By marknatm
smooth trnasitions

John, yes your description makes perfect sense to me. It was something I was going to try to incorporate in my next attempt based on some of the research I had done on crosshatching technique. You...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 28-09-07, 03:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 22,240
Posted By marknatm
Beginners Workshop info + Struggling Beginner

I just attended Fr Anthony's (of Athens Georgia) beginners workshop. He is an Orthodox priest. Prior to becoming a priest he studied iconography in Thessoloniki for some period of time. I think...
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