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Old 08-02-2008, 12:16 PM
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Re: Egg Tempera Painting Demo by Alex Garcia

Alex, what is the permanance of this medium...how many years does the color last? Does it crack? It looks very smooth, does it stay that way? Do the colors fade or yellow over time?
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Re: Egg Tempera Painting Demo by Alex Garcia

hi Alex,

this is a wonderful demonstration and a beautiful portrait! it is very inspiring for me and i want to try doing a painting in pure egg-tempera.

I just posted a painting in the portraiture forum that i did in the "tempera grassa" method, and i started to like it. what do you think of adding oil and resin to the paint?

once again, thank you for your effort

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I like very much this amazing demonstration. The same way can be followed for acrilic painting and for oil painting too.
I have a question: if you use egg tempera for the underpainting, what happen when you give other peinture over it? The new layer can dissolve the previous one? (I dont know egg tempera but the name, so forgive me il the question is silly)

Sorry for the delay in response. Using egg tempera as an underpainting has been employed by many artists for ages. I have not experimented much with it as an underpainting. My understanding is that you must place an isolating layer between the egg tempera and any other medium to protect it. Koo Schadler (www.kooschadler.com) paints using a technique of egg tempera with oil glazes and in her book she describes her process of using shellac to isolate the egg tempera. I hope this answers your question.
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Alex, what is the permanance of this medium...how many years does the color last? Does it crack? It looks very smooth, does it stay that way? Do the colors fade or yellow over time?

Hi Judy. Egg tempera is very permanent once it cures (6-12 months if I am not mistaken.) It can crack only if you paint it on a flexible substrate. It is recommended that paintings be executed on a solid inflexible surface. On larger works it is recommended that the board be braced on the back or gessoed with equal layers on the front and back.

I have not experienced any yellowing or fading of the colors. In fact I have read that egg tempera retains it's beautiful color for ages since the yellowing on paintings occurs because of oils or some other items in the paint other than the pigment. In the case of traditional or pure egg tempera where only the yolk of the egg is mixed with the pigment there are no oils present to cause any yellowing. In the case of an egg-oil emulsion where egg yolk is mixed with slow drying oils (ex. linseed oil or stand oil) it is my understanding that some yellowing can occur.
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hi Alex,

this is a wonderful demonstration and a beautiful portrait! it is very inspiring for me and i want to try doing a painting in pure egg-tempera.

I just posted a painting in the portraiture forum that i did in the "tempera grassa" method, and i started to like it. what do you think of adding oil and resin to the paint?

once again, thank you for your effort

cheers

Andy

Andy adding oil to the paint certainly provides the benefit of extending the openness of the paint to allow for more blending. I myself have not experimented much with it so I can't really provide any insight.
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Alex - always a real treat seeing your work.
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Re: Egg Tempera Painting Demo by Alex Garcia

Thank you for your time in prepareing this lesson. Very intresting and I think I would like to try it at least once.. Once I am set up any way .. thanks again
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Re: Egg Tempera Painting Demo by Alex Garcia

Alex, thanks for posting... I played around with some egg tempera in high school ( a million years ago) but never since,and it is fascinating to see the medium in action. Beautiful work. I enjoyed browsing your website also...
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Re: Egg Tempera Painting Demo by Alex Garcia

Gorgeous. Do you always make your own or do you ever buy ready made paints?
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Re: Egg Tempera Painting Demo by Alex Garcia

Thank you. I always make my own. It is the only way to get the authentic egg tempera look and feel. The tubed egg tempera tends to be more oily so it handles a little different that egg yolk tempera.
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Re: Egg Tempera Painting Demo by Alex Garcia

Such a generous post! Thanks so much for this....so helpful
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Gosh, what an informative post, thank you for going to so much trouble to educate us. I have learnt much.
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