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Old 24-07-05, 04:06 PM
Yvonne
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Greetings all.
Based on some research I did relating to images found on the back of
panels, I did this piece as my first try with ET.

I used gum arabic mixed with egg for the lighter, washier areas and
straight ET for the dark areas..

I think my water content was fairly high as well.
It was definatley an expiriment of thick and thin areas of ET.
I'd appreciate comments.

Cheers
Yvonne
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Old 26-10-05, 09:25 PM
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Yvonne,

I haven't been on the site for some while and was surprised that your painting received no comments. I can only suppose that this is due to the subject matter rather than any technical issue. Regarding the subject, it is not quite a vanitas image, nor is it 'uncanny' like the paintings of the back of paintings and noticeboards that they made in 17th Century Holland. It is a bit of both and I think there lies the rub. You may find Norman Bryson's, "looking at the overlooked" of interest,

Mathew Gibson
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Old 27-10-05, 12:48 AM
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Yvonne,
I'm surprised too that it went unnoticed....by myself included. NIce bit of work. I like the watercolour wash bit accented with the ET. I like to use it myself . I would only add that maybe the skull could be lightly askew rather than straight on to give some more shadow and depth of field interest.
What ground are you painting on?
Eric in Oceanside
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Old 14-12-05, 06:19 AM
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Hello,

I have to admit I was feeling quite brushed off. I had stopped checking for replies as you can tell by the timing of my response. I had no idea why it went unnoticed. It being atypical of most egg tempera was my thought.

to answer your questions.
***"I would only add that maybe the skull could be lightly askew rather than straight on to give some more shadow and depth of field interest."

I had found this piece while doing other research.
http://www.heritage-images.com/spotl...=britishmuseum

and thought to use it as a basis for my ET piece.
Bear in mind I was focusing on the ET technique rather than the composition, or the pure vanitas intention of the image.
You are right of course, more of an angle would create more interest.
I have since started a more traditional piece but it is not yet complete.

***"I like the watercolour wash bit accented with the ET."
Assuming, you mean I combined "watercolor paint wash " with ET..
All the paint on that piece is ground pigment with ET; just some with more water. Truly.
I was experimenting with the ratio of water to tempera.
Initially I did not really like the viscosity of ET.
I've learned more since then and have modified my technique to suit.


thanks for the input I do appreciate it.
I'll check around for the book you mentioned. It sounds like a good source

Yvonne
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Old 14-12-05, 02:07 PM
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Keep it up Yvonne, let's see more.
Eric
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Old 26-01-06, 08:09 PM
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very nice ! great texture and shadow
i paticularly like the alter or box design
thanks
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