Thursday, May 21, 2009

Video Demo on Egg Tempera, Anyone?

Thanks so much to everyone for your supportive feedback on my website improvements!  It's really helpful to get some feedback on it.

I should soon have the new miniature magnifier that I ordered for $12.99 plus shipping from Bass Pro Shops, a fishing tackle outfit online.  

Hoping also to post another miniature soon, and I want to let you know that within two weeks I'll be posting a five minute demo on how to mix egg tempera medium.  If it's of interest, I'm also scoping out whether I can create a 30 minute instructional DVD (perhaps eventually a series of these) on learning to paint with egg tempera, which would be available for purchase from my blog and website.  Is anyone also interested in this opportunity for more in-depth instruction on painting with egg tempera?

12 comments:

DEB said...

Thank Mona! I've been wanting to buy a magnifier. You just did the shopping for me. I purchased the same one.

Barbara A. Freeman said...

Thanks Mona for the link. I like the idea of the stand alone magnifier. Mine is with the light which is useless and often in the way. I would never have thought of a fishing store, but of course, gotta see to tie the flies! I always like seeing your demos, loved the one on gold leaf. I will pass it on to some others on the yahoo forum that may be interested in your egg tempra instructional DVD. A while back there was a bit of discussion on that very subject.

Mona said...

Glad to know the link to the magnifier is helpful. I was surprised too, to find it on the fishing store's list, but it looks exactly like the one I broke, and for the best price.

Barbara, thanks so much for spreading the word!

Carol Andre' said...

I would love to see a demo on painting with egg tempera. Not sure I want to paint with it, but you never know! I'm curious- when you paint with a magnifier like that how close does it have to be to the work? I would think it would get in the way of the brushes. I wear reading glasses when I paint (over my other glasses- I look goofy, but it works!) The drawback is seeing my palette- it's "blurry"!
I'm glad Barbara mentioned your demo idea on the forum.

Mona said...

I think my magnifier is usually positioned about 4 - 6 inches above the miniature in progress. Yes, once in a while it can get in the way of a brush handle, but for the most part it goes smoothly by just holding the brush at an angle.

I'd love to try the double glasses idea, but I think I am still too near-sighted to see well with reading glasses, so the naked eye combined with some use of the magnifier seems to work best for me. And yes, I can't see my palette well either!

artbyakiko said...

I would love to see your egg tempera demo!
I'm also near-sighted and paint with naked eye, which makes it difficult for me to see my reference photos and palette. I can see most comfortably at a distance of 6 to 7 inches. I'm gonna order a magnifier now. :)

Mona said...

Thanks Akiko, and glad to know it's helpful on the magnifier.

Carol Andre' said...

Do you both normally wear glasses to see (just daily wear?) I have regular glasses (with bifocals). Then I wear the reading glasses OVER the regular glasses. Without the regular glasses I am lost! I would have my nose in the paint! :-P
Really- you can get them at a $ store for a buck- give it a try- you might be surprised! (I have an ulterior motive- I don't want to be the only weirdo with 2 pairs of glasses on my nose!) :-)

Mona said...

Carol, your magnification method is great, not to mention cheaper, and I'll also mention it in today's post. Maybe I should still try it, but, no, I don't use glasses to paint with, and I can only see my painting if it's with the naked eye (can't see with bifocals or reading glasses), so I'm not sure it would work out for my vision if it takes two pairs for it to work.

James Parker said...

Mona..your work never ceases to amaze me..excellent. And, I have awarded you the SPLASH award. It's over at my place.

Linda Rampey said...

Hi Mona -

I can't wait to see your demonstration for egg tempera.

Carol, you are not the only weirdo..

Lin

Mona said...

Thanks for the feedback on the egg tempera demo, and thanks James for the Splash award, I appreciate it.