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egg tempera

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brenda jones (oxydol)
Mon, 01 Nov 1999 19:00:52 -0600


I do quite a bit of egg tempera on board. (I personally used to do it calfskin
vellum). I order the powdered pigments from Daniel Smith. I usually do
something with my Art History group using egg tempera. They make the gesso
(rabbit hide and whiting) They really like it and have a greater appreciation
for Medieval art afterwards. We read about the gold leafing..too expensive to
have them actually do the leaf, but we use foil some. Anyway, we have a lot
better results with the rabbit hide gesso. Acrylic gesso can cause the egg
tempera to pop off. (P.S., I understand all of the hazards of raw egg, etc.
Don't need any angry e-mail about that. I guess life in general is dangerous.
So is sky diving and I have done that too, so I guess I don't worry too much
about the egg) My students have liked the painting. They seem to think it
connects them with the past in some way... but don't forget about Andrew Wyeth
and Jacob Lawrence who have also use egg tempera.

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