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Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 15-04-13, 07:32 PM
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Views: 12,724
Posted By VK
When painting thickly, I sometimes find it useful...

When painting thickly, I sometimes find it useful to mix in Kaolin -- it brings the paint closer to gouache, especially for transparent dark pigments.

Kaolin supposedly strengthens the paint film...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 15-04-13, 02:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 23,792
Posted By VK
Accelerated Aging Tests

Koo,

Would you be willing to provide details on what the tests are? I am aware of the cross-cut tape pull-off adhesion test but I would love to hear about any accelerated aging procedures...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 10-04-13, 07:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 9,024
Posted By VK
You may also find this interesting: There is...

You may also find this interesting:

There is a lesser known form of cold wax medium (thought to have been around at the time of the Egyptian Fayyum portraits) called punic wax (or sometimes...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 10-12-12, 06:02 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 46,820
Posted By VK
Hi Mona, I meant it was speculation because...

Hi Mona,

I meant it was speculation because I haven't ever done any isolation coats *yet* so I wasn't sure any of the suggestions are actually going to work out or not. I have overpainted ET with...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 08-12-12, 10:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 46,820
Posted By VK
Was this acrylic varnish spirit based (MSA)? I...

Was this acrylic varnish spirit based (MSA)? I can see a water-based acrylic varnish possibly dissolving the gum arabic heavy layers but it would be strange for the sprit-based versions to do this....
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 11-10-12, 09:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 46,820
Posted By VK
Sun thickened oil

Hi Koo,

Just a quick update on sun-thickened oil.

Over the summer, I washed and thickened some raw linseed oil mostly as per Tad's instructions and did my first test painting with it a couple...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 05-08-12, 08:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 22,139
Posted By VK
Sorry, if I was unclear or misleading. I only...

Sorry, if I was unclear or misleading. I only meant that tube watercolor + egg yolk "handles" differently (as you pointed out the resolubility is the main reason). If sufficient egg yolk was used,...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 26-07-12, 09:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 46,820
Posted By VK
I would love to hear about this as well. ...

I would love to hear about this as well.

Tad Spurgeon's formula for Sun Thickened linseed oil supposedly dries in 1-2 days (besides being a superior oil according to him). If I get the time, I...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 10-06-12, 01:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 22,139
Posted By VK
Also relevant: there is a recipe in the following...

Also relevant: there is a recipe in the following book (also available on Amazon) called "putrido" which has the property of being able to blend while drying fast (when I tried this, it still took...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 10-06-12, 12:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 22,139
Posted By VK
Casein maybe

Have your students tried using Poppy seed oil for the oil component? This should make the egg oil emulsions have longer open times (in comparison to linseed with the same amount of oil).

And for...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 23-05-12, 07:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 22,139
Posted By VK
Here are some observations based on my...

Here are some observations based on my experience.



One of the main differences between emulsions and pure egg tempera is the ability to paint thicker. Not necessarily impasto but more like...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 29-04-12, 12:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 14,644
Posted By VK
RE: Venice turpentine

Venice turpentine is one of the commonly available balsams. Despite the name, it is not really a paint thinner, in fact it is viscous and like honey... See this link for some info as well as a...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 24-04-12, 07:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 14,644
Posted By VK
Tempera Grassa & in search of gloss

A few years ago, while experimenting with tempera grassa, I ended up with a egg-yolk-venice-turpentine combination (sans oil) that had very good gloss, much more so than stand oil + egg yolk.

I...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 25-09-11, 04:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 11,059
Posted By VK
Hi Bill, Welcome. This board is a complete...

Hi Bill,

Welcome. This board is a complete treasure trove and helped me tremendously.

I'm from Seattle and used to do more pure egg tempera before but the last few years have been all over...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 06-08-10, 10:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,961
Posted By VK
I have used white vinegar and still do when I can...

I have used white vinegar and still do when I can remember (which is 50-50). I could tell no visual difference with/without it. I use a few drops of it per yolk, mostly because I think it makes the...
Forum: Other Art Related Issues 22-06-10, 06:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 19,167
Posted By VK
I have successfully printed on regular watercolor...

I have successfully printed on regular watercolor paper (arches HP, using archival pigment inks) but the higher absorbency makes the images less saturated. This can be fixed by carefully...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 15-05-10, 03:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 12,017
Posted By VK
I use an electric hand blender, dedicated for...

I use an electric hand blender, dedicated for this purpose. It is cheap, works well, easy to make large batches (they keep for a week in the fridge when clove oil is added) and also provides for a...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 11-05-10, 06:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 54,259
Posted By VK
It is possible and the behavior depends on the...

It is possible and the behavior depends on the amount and kind of medium used (for example, damar comes off better with solvents). I have never done this intentionally ;-P

This kind of lifting...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 10-05-10, 10:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 54,259
Posted By VK
Didn't realise that blog was yours - I have...

Didn't realise that blog was yours - I have visited it several times before :-) I like your work and like the information there as well. Thanks.
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 10-05-10, 06:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 54,259
Posted By VK
When I used damar+stand+turps -- I always had to...

When I used damar+stand+turps -- I always had to wait for 5 days atleast. Either I was shortchanged (maybe they used less damar) or I couldn't get enough of the medium out.



This was the most...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 10-05-10, 06:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 54,259
Posted By VK
Sorry for the confusion, I will split out the...

Sorry for the confusion, I will split out the statements more clearly:

1. Sealing a traditional gesso surface is not absolutely required for putting down an oil glaze.
2. The first few layers...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 09-05-10, 11:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 54,259
Posted By VK
She means the latter -- you shouldn't spray egg...

She means the latter -- you shouldn't spray egg tempera with pigment unless that is a specifc effect you wanted. The page doesnt make one thing clear -- you will get a dead gray if each layer of...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 09-05-10, 10:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 54,259
Posted By VK
No, the imprimatura actually dries faster without...

No, the imprimatura actually dries faster without a sealed layer beneath as the oil in the glaze sinks into the gesso. No technical reason why the imprimatura needs to be on a sealed gesso...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 09-05-10, 10:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 54,259
Posted By VK
Lots of questions, so I will make separate posts....

Lots of questions, so I will make separate posts. I hope others with more experience chime in and correct me if there is something wrong with my approach as well (I learnt this technique by reading...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 09-05-10, 05:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 54,259
Posted By VK
I just went through this site and I would like to...

I just went through this site and I would like to point out the problems I had with glazing. The typical way of glazing thinly using oil medium and paint tends to have a *tinted* almost not-solid...
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