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Old 06-11-07, 02:03 PM
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I put together a basic demo of egg tempera for another website and would like to also share it here.

http://www.alexgarciafineart.com/fin...mpera-demo.asp
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Old 06-11-07, 06:11 PM
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Great demo Alex..........
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Old 06-11-07, 11:49 PM
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Alex,
That looks great. Let's do a book!
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Old 07-11-07, 10:24 AM
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Nice job, Alex!
One suggestion: I used to use dry pigments until I realized that it is almost impossible to mix them without generating dust. I could wear a mask when mixing my paints, but the easier solution is to store the pigments in paste form in airtight containers (i.e. baby food jars). Mix enough to last for a couple of months, otherwise there is a tendency to mold. The exceptions are titanium white and ultramarine blue, which harden under water.
Good luck with your endeavor!
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Old 09-11-07, 03:54 PM
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Thanks guys. A book? That certainly would be a fun project. I think between you, Rob and Phil we would have a winner.

Phil, thanks for the suggestion. I have enough baby food jars so maybe I will give it a shot.
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Nice job, Alex!
One suggestion: I used to use dry pigments until I realized that it is almost impossible to mix them without generating dust. I could wear a mask when mixing my paints, but the easier solution is to store the pigments in paste form in airtight containers (i.e. baby food jars). Mix enough to last for a couple of months, otherwise there is a tendency to mold. The exceptions are titanium white and ultramarine blue, which harden under water.
Good luck with your endeavor!
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Does this mean you can't get titanium white dispersions? I had thought I had read you could. With the little ones around I'd thought I'd use more dispersions at first, and invest in a good air cleaner for more exotic pigments... apparently the honeywell tru hepa cleaner is the best value for the money.
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Old 07-02-08, 10:18 AM
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Sinopia http://www.sinopia.com has dispersions (they call them color concentrates) in their printed catalog but it seems that they are not on their website. However, dry titanium is one of the easiest mixing pigments there is. Dump it into egg/water and it melts into the mixture with gentle stirring. I transfer the pigment to a jar and take what I need with a palette knife each time I make paint. Virtually no airborne dust is generated. Titanium is non-toxic. It is used in toothpaste. Baby powder is more dangerous.
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Sinopia http://www.sinopia.com has dispersions (they call them color concentrates) in their printed catalog but it seems that they are not on their website. However, dry titanium is one of the easiest mixing pigments there is. Dump it into egg/water and it melts into the mixture with gentle stirring. I transfer the pigment to a jar and take what I need with a palette knife each time I make paint. Virtually no airborne dust is generated. Titanium is non-toxic. It is used in toothpaste. Baby powder is more dangerous.
you're kidding. (although even baby powder is considered dangerous these days... (-:) I should start making notes when I read things without a lot of sleep, because I thought i had read that it was one of the most difficult to mix/grind, but I must have been mistaken. this is very good to know. in toothpaste you say?
I'm in Canada so I was hoping to take advantage of saving shipping with kama pigments... although I'm sure paying to ship water weight may not be the most cost effective thing. They do have a limited range of colours. Will have to look into what Sinopia carries.... I'll likely be mulling after I put everyone to bed (if my one year old ever starts sleeping more consistently) and break out the baby jars and air cleaner.

thank so much for invaluable advice again.
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Sinopia http://www.sinopia.com has dispersions (they call them color concentrates) in their printed catalog but it seems that they are not on their website. However, dry titanium is one of the easiest mixing pigments there is. Dump it into egg/water and it melts into the mixture with gentle stirring. I transfer the pigment to a jar and take what I need with a palette knife each time I make paint. Virtually no airborne dust is generated. Titanium is non-toxic. It is used in toothpaste. Baby powder is more dangerous.
They should have everything as they (Sinopia) just bought the wonder source for pigments (Kremer). Color be VERY wary about this... Sinopia has always been a bit over priced and cheesy as opposed to Kremer which was the direct opposite; a great place with extensive information and fair prices. I only hope the brain trust of Sinopia keeps their paws off of Kremer's catalog and approach and lets a great source continue to be one.
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Alex can you do another demo in the near future, maybe a Still life?

I really enjoy this as a reference
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