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Old 22-10-10, 10:13 PM
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Location: South Bend, IN
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Just joined the forums. I'm mostly a carver and gilder, but I've painted most of my life. Watercolor, then about 25 years ago I started egg tempera after reading about Reginald Marsh's problems with oils which mirrored my own. Love the smell and butteriness (is that a word?) of oils, but they rather instantly turn to mud in my hands. Egg tempera, from the first egg, has been a wonderment to me, very quickly developing a "feel" for the the medium.

I paint on traditional gesso, on hardboard panels, that I prepare myself, though I do want to try some of the commercial panels. I use a combination of traditional and nontraditional techniques, and revel in the random, "flying with out instruments" quality of the medium. Very much like gilding, one needs to respond to what is actually happening; not a recipe. Your mileage may vary.
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