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Old 11-11-06, 02:59 PM
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Default Egg Tempera on a "painted violin"

I have volunteered to paint a violin for a fundraising raffle to benefit the Denver Young Artists Orchestra. This is an annual event.

Does anyone have suggestions on applying ET to this surface? I expect I will have to sand it and gesso it first to remove some of the original finish.

I suspect artists in the past have used acrylic which I could do, but since I am an egg tempera painter I would like to show people this medium.

You can see previous work at www.paintedviolin.com
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Old 11-11-06, 04:21 PM
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that sounds cool,is this going to be played at all or just displayed cuz the paint will change the sound quality.i did it to my guitar and that happen to me
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Old 11-11-06, 04:42 PM
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Thanks, Mark. What kind of paint did you use on your guitar? How did it hold up to handling?

No, these violins will not be played. They are displayed and treated like a work of art.
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Old 11-11-06, 09:42 PM
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I believe ET is tender, and I would lay down areas of linsead oil and paint ET into the wet oil. So, what do the rest of you think? Bert
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Old 13-11-06, 04:38 PM
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i used ET and acrylic paints i put the acrylic where i would be touching more,in front of the bridge.have fun painting it,it should be a blast please take pictures to show it off us i would love to see it
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Bert,
Very cool idea! One could get some real depth there perhaps. Layers of oil or stand oil painted in with et. Hmmmm. ideas!
Eric in Oceanside.
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Old 14-11-06, 03:15 PM
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Thanks for all the ideas!

But I don't understand the linseed oil procedure. I have only painted in a traditional method of ET only, on gesso. I have never experimented with other emulsions or combinations. Can you explain this, please.
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oil paint is very accepting of egg tempera. one can paint directly into wet oil and they will bond together.
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Old 14-11-06, 03:25 PM
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Would this be directly on the violin surface, or on gesso laid on first?
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Old 14-11-06, 03:37 PM
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I'm guessing that it depends on your desired outcome and vision. Are you going to paint the entire violin with opaque paint? If you are going to simply embellish areas then I would suggest simply painting direct. Violins are generally finished with shellac. Oil paint sticks to but is removeable from shellac.
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