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Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 28-12-13, 04:46 AM
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Posted By jeff
I have used it quite a bit under egg tempera...

I have used it quite a bit under egg tempera painting and consider it the best to use for underpainting overall. It gives a superior surface for egg tempera to be painted on to, having this beautiful...
Forum: Other Art Related Issues 28-12-13, 03:55 AM
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Views: 17,574
Posted By jeff
those are not egg tempera. He used carpenters...

those are not egg tempera. He used carpenters glue which is probably a form of casein glue. The ingredients could very well blacken the pigments.
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 14-06-10, 03:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,757
Posted By jeff
I believe that wine vinegar is also used...

I believe that wine vinegar is also used sometimes, but it seems a bit of a risk with colours like ultramarine which are susceptible to acid.
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 07-06-10, 02:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,532
Posted By jeff
Acrylic gesso

There are always so may questions about gesso. So I have another. I know some egg tempera artists paint on acrylic gesso. It is easier and quicker to make up. I have tried it too but am unsure about...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 07-06-10, 01:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,847
Posted By jeff
Alessandra's approach is a bit like mine except...

Alessandra's approach is a bit like mine except that I use big brushes and make use of the fact that the egg is a fine glazing medium and so can be put done in big transparent swathes. With a bit of...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 07-06-10, 01:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,443
Posted By jeff
I made up some to use but didn't like them much...

I made up some to use but didn't like them much because my way of working is very hard on the surface and the clay tends to absorb water and become too mobile. So I abandoned them. I'm sure that is...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 07-06-10, 01:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,757
Posted By jeff
I have never had this sort of problem with any...

I have never had this sort of problem with any umber but I can only concur with some of the other points here and suggest that you use a dry white wine instead of water to dilute the egg yolk by half...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 22-10-09, 02:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,853
Posted By jeff
I worry about the shellac in indian ink too, but...

I worry about the shellac in indian ink too, but even applying it thickly I haven't noticed problems. Still if I use an ink nowadays I use that from chinese ink sticks. As far as I know it consists...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 18-10-09, 02:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,207
Posted By jeff
Thanks, Mona, I look that up. I really like all...

Thanks, Mona, I look that up. I really like all the different colours of iron oxides and have seen them vary from bright red through yellows and purple. Also I have found that heating them with a...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 16-10-09, 01:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,207
Posted By jeff
I like the nails Stephen - will have to try that.

I like the nails Stephen - will have to try that.
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 16-10-09, 01:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,597
Posted By jeff
I have used beeswax dissolved in turpentine and...

I have used beeswax dissolved in turpentine and applied over a ET painting followed by buffing. I can all be done very quickly and produces a pleasant even satiny finish that doesn't alter the...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 16-10-09, 01:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 24,044
Posted By jeff
I have done quite a few reverse painted egg...

I have done quite a few reverse painted egg tempera onto glass and have had very few problems. I first thoroughly cleaned the glass with detergent and then with acetone. Although I didn't normally...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 01-08-09, 01:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,254
Posted By jeff
I've been very busy doing a portrait and haven't...

I've been very busy doing a portrait and haven't visited here for a long time. Claudio, that's great and is exactly what I was looking for. Thanks. It's an enormous quantity but I guess it won't go...
Forum: Forum Member's Gallery 23-06-09, 01:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 10,981
Posted By jeff
self portrait

Thought I'd give this a go with a fairly recent self-portrait. I did this with a mixture of casein underpainting and egg tempera over the top. I've lost the beard since then.

Jeff
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Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 29-05-09, 01:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,841
Posted By jeff
Anna, I make my own gessoed panels and like to do...

Anna, I make my own gessoed panels and like to do a lot of rubbing off, and sometimes it does come off altogether. I've developed a feel for when I'm starting to go too far. Seems normal to me at...
Forum: Other Art Related Issues 27-05-09, 01:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 22,022
Posted By jeff
I have always thought that Munsell is a system...

I have always thought that Munsell is a system that is highly suited to oil paint which has little or no colour/tone changes after application, but is rather impractical in egg tempera which does....
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 27-05-09, 01:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,953
Posted By jeff
That would certainly stabilize it against water...

That would certainly stabilize it against water for longer, but what do you think about the long term adhesion of a PVA based gesso. I believe that acrylic gesso is not considered a good long term...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 24-05-09, 03:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,254
Posted By jeff
Mural Tempera

I was wondering if anyone could clear up for me the actual ingredients for mural tempera. It uses egg yolk, vinegar and oil though I am not sure how they are put together. Sometimes there is also...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 24-05-09, 12:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,953
Posted By jeff
Just a note for those who are interested. I did...

Just a note for those who are interested. I did make up some kaolin based gesso. It is a very nice surface in terms of being very smooth and even quite good to paint on. It does seem to have an...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 24-05-09, 12:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,225
Posted By jeff
My experience is that to little medium added to...

My experience is that to little medium added to the pigment results in a certain amount of powdering from the surface if it's touched (the pigment is just not firmly attached enough). When there is...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 07-05-09, 01:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,889
Posted By jeff
I've made up the wax soap using ammonium...

I've made up the wax soap using ammonium carbonate so as to reduce the amount of alkali in the final product. I used to use it a lot and still like to make some use of it. It can sometimes be a bit...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 02-05-09, 06:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,953
Posted By jeff
Clay gesso

This may have been dealt with before but I'll ask anyway. Can I make gesso using kaolin clay instead of whiting as the bulk filler? Rather I should ask if it is compatible with ET?
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 06-02-09, 12:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 10,628
Posted By jeff
Distemper

For those of you out there who may not have tried this I would highly recommend giving it a go. Distemper, which is using the warmed up rabbit skin glue that is used in the gesso as a painting...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 05-01-09, 01:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 13,810
Posted By jeff
Actually I should add here that on the weekend I...

Actually I should add here that on the weekend I went to a gallery at a monastry where they had as one of their prize possesions an egg tempera painting that was on paper from the 15th century. It...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 05-01-09, 12:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 13,810
Posted By jeff
I should have read that last night, Lincoln. I...

I should have read that last night, Lincoln. I was sort of hoping against hope that those bubbles would miraculously disappear. I was'nt expecting them to grow! whoops.
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