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Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 07-06-08, 02:18 AM
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Posted By David McKay
danma, I use hardboard for panels and I might...

danma, I use hardboard for panels and I might typically gesso two or three at a time that are about 24 x 48 inches ... basically whatever I may have laying around. I also have information...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 19-05-08, 03:01 AM
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Views: 13,799
Posted By David McKay
danma, I would strongly suggest that you try...

danma, I would strongly suggest that you try gessoeing. It is really easy once you do it a time or two. What I usually do is gesso one or two large panels and then cut them into smaller sized...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 13-05-08, 10:14 PM
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Views: 4,784
Posted By David McKay
Thanks jpohl: I haven't visted the site for...

Thanks jpohl: I haven't visted the site for awhile and missed that information. David
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 13-05-08, 08:41 AM
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Views: 13,799
Posted By David McKay
Hello danma: My advice will not add much to...

Hello danma:

My advice will not add much to the already good and logical advice that you have received but for what it is worth, here is what I do.

I use small glass jars for mixing paint that...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 12-05-08, 10:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,784
Posted By David McKay
newsletter, spring 2008

I have recently received and read our spring newsletter, and was very interested in the article that Rob Milliken wrote about varnishing tempera paintings. This material(Renaissance wax) sounds like...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 12-05-08, 10:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 84,821
Posted By David McKay
complementary colours

jp, just wondering ... what is the complementary colour of green? David
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 21-05-07, 02:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 14,263
Posted By David McKay
I have read that acetone actually hardens protein...

I have read that acetone actually hardens protein which is why it is suggested as a cleaner for et. I have never used it. David
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 19-05-07, 03:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 14,263
Posted By David McKay
I am wondering if some of the problem may simply...

I am wondering if some of the problem may simply be surface dirt such as oil, dust etc. I would be tempted to carefully (lightly) clean the surface with mineral spirits. I realize that this may...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 16-05-07, 09:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 20,701
Posted By David McKay
David, have you tried their dispersements? I...

David, have you tried their dispersements? I have contacted them about what is in the water solution. I have not tried aqua dispersements yet but plan to soon. I am thinking that they may have an...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 16-05-07, 08:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 14,263
Posted By David McKay
One of our members (Hisstah) I believe, is a...

One of our members (Hisstah) I believe, is a conservator. Although I have not seen her post for some time, she may be a good person to ask about this. David
Forum: Other Art Related Issues 24-04-07, 04:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,566
Posted By David McKay
Yes, digital images on a disc or referring to a...

Yes, digital images on a disc or referring to a website, seems to be the new way. In fact, I don't think that anybody around where I live even develops slides anymore! David.
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 24-04-07, 03:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 13,710
Posted By David McKay
Hi M: Thanks for the very entertaining post. ...

Hi M: Thanks for the very entertaining post. Who says egg tempera painters have no sense of humour.

With all due respect to Bert (and I mean that sincerely because I really do respect him) I do...
Forum: Other Art Related Issues 19-04-07, 09:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 28,626
Posted By David McKay
Hi Alessandra: Thanks for the post. Nice...

Hi Alessandra:

Thanks for the post. Nice for you to have the publicity, and nice for us to get to see what you look like. Congratulations! Now you can breath a sigh of relief. David
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 08-04-07, 12:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 21,478
Posted By David McKay
Thanks DLH for your very in-depth post. I...

Thanks DLH for your very in-depth post. I enjoyed reading it. I am wondering if it is necessary (or advisable) to put a layer of glue between the layers of course gesso and the final smoother...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 23-03-07, 12:25 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 43,382
Posted By David McKay
Bert, if you are asking if somebody is interested...

Bert, if you are asking if somebody is interested in having you post the painting on here .............. then I certainly am! David
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 20-03-07, 03:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 12,643
Posted By David McKay
Hey, thanks Jeff: Actually it was in the 80's...

Hey, thanks Jeff: Actually it was in the 80's that I visited Pearl. Probably around 1982. I just visited the website of NY Central Art Supply. Impressive paper collection as you said! I remember...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 19-03-07, 01:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 12,643
Posted By David McKay
Thanks Alessandra and Jeff. I looked at their...

Thanks Alessandra and Jeff. I looked at their website last night and also noticed the change of address. Will certainly have a look there. Quite a few years ago I visited "Pearls" in NYC. Is that...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 18-03-07, 03:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 12,643
Posted By David McKay
Hi Jan: I think you are absolutely right about...

Hi Jan: I think you are absolutely right about the different manufacturers. My Windsor/Newton venetian red is also difficult to mix but it is about the same colour as the med. dark Stevenson's...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 12-03-07, 03:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 12,643
Posted By David McKay
Hi, Thanks for all of your replys. Actually, I...

Hi, Thanks for all of your replys. Actually, I was wondering why the difference between the cad. red deep and the other lighter cad. sample that I had used previously. Only the darkest one (which...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 11-03-07, 05:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,312
Posted By David McKay
Hi: Just for the record, I am one who I does not...

Hi: Just for the record, I am one who I does not seal my work with glass nor varnish nor an egg water mixture. I do touch up some very dry looking areas with a bit of egg water mixture during the...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 09-03-07, 10:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,312
Posted By David McKay
Linda: Maybe I am reading this incorrectly,...

Linda:

Maybe I am reading this incorrectly, so with respect, I think that Dennis meant that the cloudiness might have been caused because his work was sealed and that he also was wondering if...
Forum: Critique Forum 09-03-07, 09:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 12,731
Posted By David McKay
Sabine I have a little granddaughter so I am...

Sabine

I have a little granddaughter so I am drawn to the painting of the baby. I can just feel the roundness and softness. I also like the composition. In the painting of the boy, I feel that...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 06-03-07, 10:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 12,643
Posted By David McKay
cadmium red pigment

Hi Friends:

I have a question for the pigment experts in our group. A friend of mine (who tried egg tempera then gave it up) gave me some of his left over pigments. Among them was a cadmium red...
Forum: Critique Forum 06-03-07, 10:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 20,372
Posted By David McKay
Hi Jason: Very interesting about the halo....I...

Hi Jason: Very interesting about the halo....I missed it too. I thought it was a couple of pieces of grass bent over by the wind. Maybe it should be white ish??? David
Forum: Other Art Related Issues 24-02-07, 12:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 17,526
Posted By David McKay
Hi, I bet Bert knows about this topic/material...

Hi, I bet Bert knows about this topic/material too and I am anxious to hear from him. In one of Thompson's books he mentions adding a thin layer of bees wax on top of a damar varnish to cut down on...
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