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Old 02-16-2008, 08:15 PM
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Egg Tempera surface

1. Since I've never seen an egg tempera painting up close (that I remember) what would you experts say is a desirable finished surface texture?

2. If you have reached a perfectly smooth surface, how did you do it?

3. What is the final step you use for your final surface?

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Old 02-16-2008, 11:32 PM
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Re: Egg Tempera surface

I would not be so pretentious to call myself an expert, however in my few years of painting in egg tempera the surface quality ends up being fairly smooth since I am painting with thin paint layers and with the brush very dry. This produces a clean stroke of color with no wetness or thickness to it. Technically it is not advisable to paint impasto to achieve opacity or other effects since the egg binder is weak and thick paint can flake off.

For my paintings I wait about a month or two if it is not sold and then buff it with a 100% cotton tee. This creates a light satin finish that is very pleasing.

I hope that helps.

To see a close up of one of my paintings see the link below:

http://www.alexgarciafineart.com/fin...ll-closeup.jpg

from my egg tempera demo:

http://www.alexgarciafineart.com/fin...mpera-demo.asp

Hope this helps.

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Old 02-17-2008, 07:47 PM
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Re: Egg Tempera surface

Thank you so much for answering my inquiry. I'm new to egg tempera and have fallen in love with it. I have a life-long history "doing art." But the last 10 years or so have been devoted to watercolors and seeing just how far I can push them. (Below)

Your answers to my questions are exactly what I needed. I realize now, that I tend to ease back into watercoloring while painting with egg tempera and need to knock it off, hahahaaa. Anyway, I hope my "masterpiece" meets with appreciation when I finally finish! I will post it on this site.

Your work is fabulous!

Sincerely,

L. Marie Miller


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http://web.pam.org/asp/rental_sales_...s.asp?artist=m

Feel free to see more of my work on the above site.
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Old 02-17-2008, 08:07 PM
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Re: Egg Tempera surface

Marie,

You are welcome. I think you will feel right at home as you become more proficient with the medium. You have a very highly developed style which I think will be easily recreated in egg tempera. I really like your color, and sense of design two things which are very important in egg tempera. I look forward to seeing what you produce.

Alex
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Re: Egg Tempera surface

Lmm that's an awesome painting, watercolor's difficult for me, good job

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Re: Egg Tempera surface

Here we go I hope this helps some

http://www.painters-online.co.uk/cat...=30&item=1 65

Good luck
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