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Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 10-04-11, 11:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,997
Posted By Rosemary
They are pretty different chemically

Gesso is usually made with marble dust or gypsum dust or precipitated chalk which are all calcium based, either calcium carbonate or hydrated calcium sulfate. These are both relatively soft and easy...
Forum: Critique Forum 06-11-10, 05:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 9,380
Posted By Rosemary
Smile Just an idea

This is beautifully painted so far and a very interesting composition. Fresh eyes always help me, and I hope that this helps you.

I suspect what is driving you mad is the tendency for the bright...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 31-10-10, 07:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,962
Posted By Rosemary
Aluminium is very reactive

Aluminum metal is very reactive to salt and bases such as ammonia, sodium carbonate, etc.
Eggs have some salt in them and ammonia can be generated by active bacteria in the eggs or even enzymatic...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 05-03-10, 06:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,073
Posted By Rosemary
Smile educated guess?

My guess is that the gum arabic helps to stabilize the emulsion. It may also have sufficient preservatives to help stop decomposition. I think it is worth trying on a test panel at least.
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 30-08-09, 06:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 26,489
Posted By Rosemary
Smile Trying other paths to gilded pattern

I don't understand exactly what kind of pattern of gold you are trying to achieve, but here is one way that works. If the pattern is large enough, I would go about the problem by using a frisket...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 21-08-09, 05:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 5,215
Posted By Rosemary
Smile Robert Vickery Exhibition

I am putting this here to be sure everyone sees it. Here is a link to the online catalog for the Robert Vickery Exhibition at Tree's Place on Cape Cod. Superb work and inspiring.
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Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 26-07-09, 05:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 9,212
Posted By Rosemary
Things to consider

It does sound like your glue is not strong enough for some reason.

1. Do you weigh your dry glue or use a volumetric measure when making the solution? Weight is most accurate.

2. Do you test...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 09-12-08, 06:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,591
Posted By Rosemary
Missing Paint Spots

Do be sure that the problem is not a little round mold spot which can be gently rubbed off with a cotton ball. That can look like missing paint or in the case of phthalo blue, change the color of the...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 03-11-08, 06:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,293
Posted By Rosemary
My opinion

I found they handled better when mixed with a 50/50 egg yolk/water mix. They don't flow as well when mixed with plain water so I had to use more water to get them to move well and then the paint was...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 01-11-08, 06:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 11,924
Posted By Rosemary
Thumbs up Magnificent Work

This portrait is one of the finest I have ever seen. You have captured a personality so well that I think I can know this woman whom I have never met. Not only is it a stunning portrait, but it is a...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 07-09-08, 06:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,121
Posted By Rosemary
Possible, but...

About 7-8 years ago I saw an oil painting printer/plotter so it would be feasible. However, with egg tempera, it is too perishable a medium to set up. I can just see the egg coagulating in the tubing...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 12-08-08, 05:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,407
Posted By Rosemary
Smile The Painter's Handbook

I just happened to see this book, revised and expanded by Mark David Gottsegen at the Daniel Smith store yesterday. So I guess it has been revised and reprinted. It is in their latest catalog and may...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 18-07-08, 05:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 37,834
Posted By Rosemary
Smile I will try again to thank David

I think technology is defeating me. I seem to keep getting this reply in the wrong place. I think the forum has outstripped me in complexity, or I just keep pushing wrong buttons. Yikes.

But I do...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 18-07-08, 05:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 37,834
Posted By Rosemary
Smile Thanks David

I do love the matte look of casein so I may try keeping it in the refrigerator. I thought I posted a reply yesterday, but I must have pushed the wrong button.

I am really enjoying the lively...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 17-07-08, 05:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 37,834
Posted By Rosemary
Smile Thanks, David

Sounds like the Shiva formula is still the same, but I will try using borax as I think that will also inhibit any silverfish that might want to eat the paint. Being able to keep paint in the...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 15-07-08, 05:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 37,834
Posted By Rosemary
Red face preservative?

I would like to hear if Richardson/shiva is still using a preservative that gives a strong smelling napthalene or moth ball sort of odor to the paint. I bought a complete set of shiva paints about 4...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 30-06-08, 06:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 13,263
Posted By Rosemary
Exclamation methylated spirits = methyl alcohol?

Please protect yourself from methyl alcohol. The first metabolic product of methyl alcohol in the body is formaldehyde which is extremely toxic to the optic nerve. In other words, causes blindness....
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 21-04-08, 04:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,068
Posted By Rosemary
I have a soft hog bristle brush that is about 1/2...

I have a soft hog bristle brush that is about 1/2 inch in diameter at ferrule and has bristles about 2 inches long. The bristles are untrimmed so that they taper to a very fine point. It is the...
Forum: Critique Forum 28-12-07, 03:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 12,544
Posted By Rosemary
Wonderful composition and I love the sense of...

Wonderful composition and I love the sense of mystery. Wet titanium dioxide with a bit of alcohol before adding a drop of water to help get really dense yet paintable white with the egg yolk. Also...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 26-11-07, 05:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,494
Posted By Rosemary
Shellac based 'gesso'

Although shellac is extremely resistant to solvents that are petroleum or resin based, it is very affected by water, even when very well cured. Shellac is soluble in very dry denatured alcohol and...
Forum: Other Art Related Issues 23-04-07, 04:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,680
Posted By Rosemary
CD submissions

Wonderful question. Here, some of the juried shows are now asking for digital submissions. They are a lot better as far as color and value go, in representing our artwork. Of course, the ease of...
Forum: Critique Forum 24-03-07, 05:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 9,723
Posted By Rosemary
Egg tempera stylejavascript:emoticon(':-?')

I love your work, Mona and admire your sticking to ET.

I confess that although I have sent ET to this venue in the past, this year I sent "In the calf barn" which is painted with Golden Liquid...
Forum: Other Art Related Issues 16-03-07, 04:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 29,047
Posted By Rosemary
shellac

Hi Alessandra,

I think you are referring to Kilz above. It is a white pigmented shellac and is used to isolate anything that might be solvent, oil or resin based that could bleed through...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 21-02-07, 08:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 14,036
Posted By Rosemary
Alum

I love the idea of making a water stable gesso. I was taught by my Chinese painting teacher to add alum to rice paste when mounting ink paintings on mulberry paper to additional paper to strengthen...
Forum: Other Art Related Issues 23-10-06, 04:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 15,180
Posted By Rosemary
Wow!

Thank you for the wonderful postings. It is great to see some contemporary art coming out of the classic tradition. These paintings are amazing. I would have suspected mixed technique, just from the...
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