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Old 14-07-17, 02:36 AM
arbrador arbrador is offline
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: USA
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Default Using Base Coat to speed up tempera layers

Hi All~

Just finished reading Koo's book cover to cover. I found it riveting like a good novel...more like The Odyssey.

My question is when applying a "base coat" of thicker cream like consistency, especially a color of darker value, would it not negate the luminous quality of the white gesso? Of course one would continue to build layers adding white to most colors so luminosity would still be achieved by glazing and scumbling. But I am confused as to the potential drawbacks of obliterating the white gesso especially with darker valued colors.

Thanks for any insights on this.

Lora Arbrador
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