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Old 11-10-2008, 06:32 AM
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best technique egg tempera

Which is the best technique?

To mix white into cerelean blue or cer. blue into white? This is for a sky at midday.

Also, which white is best for this: titanium white or zink white?

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Old 11-10-2008, 09:22 AM
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Re: best technique egg tempera

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Which is the best technique?

To mix white into cerelean blue or cer. blue into white? This is for a sky at midday.


I don't think it really matters, since it all depends if your sky is more white than blue, or more blue than white.

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Also, which white is best for this: titanium white or zink white?

I use titanium white as my main white. I rarely use zinc white in tempera, usually only as an "extender". I find it has very little tinting power in tempera.
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Re: best technique egg tempera

I would say that it generally works best for me to add small amounts of darker values to lighter ones when mixing instead of light to dark. I tend to use up less paint that way. That goes for any paint medium, actually.

If you're planning to use quite a bit of white, I would avoid zinc.
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