View Full Version : Daler Rowney Egg Tempera?

10-14-2006, 11:46 AM
Hi all,

I'm looking at getting into Egg Tempera, but I'd rather not go whole hog in with getting equipment to disperse the pigments, etc. I noticed that my art shop had some pre-made egg-tempera paints. Would these be a good introduction or are the too different from the traditional stuff? Any thoughts on these would be welcome.


10-16-2006, 08:20 PM
I've never used the tubed egg tempera, but I've heard from others that it has a more slippery feel than the real thing. That would make sense, since its apparently more like an oil & egg emulsion.

As for investing in equipment for dispersing pigment, I just use a palette knife and a watercolor palette. Any pigments that dont mix well with that, I either buy a dispersion, or I just don't use it.

10-16-2006, 08:32 PM
Where do you get your pigments, Jeff?

10-17-2006, 05:26 AM
Good to know about your setup, Jeff! I was thinking that I'd need to bother with a muller.

10-17-2006, 06:37 AM
I think I have the world's largest collection of pigments ranging by manufacturers. I pick them up in random stores in my travels the way my wife gets earrings. However, the majority I got online from Sinopia (http://www.Sinopia.com/). Now that Kremer (http://www.kremer-pigmente.de/englisch/homee.htm) has added online ordering, I might just start going straight to the source.

Ah, and I see that Kremer has moved their Manhattan store closer to midtown....

For dispersions, I'm currently using some from Kama Pigments in Canada (http://www.kamapigment.com/), specifically their pthalo blue and green. I don't use these colors much, but when I need them, I need them, and they are a pain to disperse as dry pigment.

BTW: if you're starting out, I'm sure just mixing a limited range of the standard pigments (tit white, earths, ultramarine blue) with a simple palette knife or shaking in a bottle with water will be fine. If you find you want to continue further in ET, you might want to then use a muller depending on your style and how exotic your pigments get. I just havent found it necessary for the point I'm at.