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Friday, January 31, 2020

Lean Egg Tempera Grassa Paint / Developmental

Lean egg tempera grassa prpared using egg yolk, white and commerical 'Murphy Oil Soap'. I shake the yolk and white 2 minutes, add  one eggshell full of the commercial Murphy product and shake ten minutes yielding a stable emulsion.  I add one part of a commercial watercolor paint to one part of the emulsion.  It dries quickly and flows off the brush quickly on bristol paper.

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Classic Tempera Paint: Dried Yoke Powder

I am a chemist and an artist. I will be examining the use of dried egg yolk which can be re-constituted before painting. Artists know that classic tempera paint has a short shelf life before use.
I will post our results here in a few days.