Discussion forum on Fresco painting technique and workshop, visual and performing arts, gallery and museum exhibitions, advice on art marketing from professional art agent, fresco documentary, artist promotion,
 


TrueFresco.com | Technique | Image Gallery | Fresco School | Art Commissions | Art Gazette | Art Events | Shop


Dear guest! You must login to see/use new forum features. If you are a new user, please register.


Subject: "Rich Art powder and liquid fresco paint"     Previous Topic | Next Topic
Printer-friendly copy     Email this topic to a friend    
Conferences Welcome! Announcements Topic #76
Reading Topic #76
Krytho
Member since 31-May-03
1 posts
31-May-03, 08:14 AM (PST)
Click to EMail Krytho Click to view user profileClick to add this user to your buddy list  
"Rich Art powder and liquid fresco paint"
 
   Krytho I recently ran across Rich Art powder and liquid fresco paint. It's very cheap and I'm using it like ordinary opaque watercolor or tempera. It's available from ##### Blick Art Suppliies and Meiningers. The powder is a little grainy when mixed with water but the liquid is very smooth and finely ground. Rich Art used to make 2 oz jars of liquid tempera but that has been discontinued for quite a while. The 8 oz of unmixed powder or mixed with water in an 8 oz squeeze bottle is $2.29. They make it in different sizes up to a gallon. It's worth a look.


  Alert | IP User Menu | Scratch Pad | Printer-friendly page | Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top
Iliamoderator
Charter Member
339 posts, Rate this user
09-Jun-03, 01:24 AM (PST)
Click to EMail Ilia Click to send private message to Ilia Click to view user profileClick to add this user to your buddy list Click to visit 's homepage Click to send message via AOL IM  
1. "RE: Rich Art powder and liquid fresco paint"
In response to message #0
 
Hi,

I missed this one - fresco conference is better for fresco related posts.

"unmixed powder" - what do you (they) exactly mean by that? Is it a pure pigment or a dry tempera mix of a sort? as well as "mixed with water in an 8 oz squeeze bottle" - is it suggested to be used from the bottle as is. if yes for what application?

As i gather from your post and profile you use it directly on paper? If that is the case it would be no good for fresco since it would have to contain a binder, otherwise it would just fall of the paper, am I right? (they may call it liquid fresco paint, but I doubt it is - it is a nonsence by the definition - something like "organic oily butter for manual transmission")

For fresco you need just the mineral (pigment) itself.
The wall (lime) is the binder. Water is used as a vehicle to help you move the pigment around. Any binders and/or additives will kill or weaken the process and the wall will separate the paint off itself, which (paint) will fall from it as the plaster dries. Fresco does not leave any space for "improvement of its basic technology/chemical reaction". Any alterations will render it into something else. Forgive me an analogy - H2O can be mixed with stuff and result in coca-cola, for example; you can drink it, but I doubt it would improve the fish tank flora/fauna if we woild be to replace the water there with coke.

However I am looking for better paint for my renderings, can you give me some advise on it - tube tempera/casein/acrylic paint has more "glue" in it than it does have paint so I am looking for a fare substitution to making my own egg tempera each time...
Does this "liquid fresco paint" worth a shot? Currently I mix my pigment paste (pure pigment ground with distilled water into a thick paste) with whisked egg white and winegar - but it takes half a day to make paints every time i need to do a 12X12 or so rendering and which (paint) never lasts long enough to be used again. So most of the time I just grab whatever paint is on hand in my mural box and curse...

ilia

http://www.FrescoSchool.com


  Alert | IP User Menu | Scratch Pad | Printer-friendly page | Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top
Alvin Gill-Tapia
unregistered user
23-Jul-05, 10:43 AM (PST)
 
2. "RE: Rich Art powder and liquid fresco paint"
In response to message #0
 
   Krytho,

Do you know if the Rich Art Fresco Powder Tempera is Light Fast for interior plaster applications?

Kindly,

Alvin Gill-Tapia
alvin@reddotfineart.com


  Alert | IP User Menu | Scratch Pad | Printer-friendly page | Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top
faithtld@aol.com
unregistered user
06-Feb-06, 04:31 AM (PST)
 
3. "RE: Rich Art powder and liquid fresco paint"
In response to message #0
 
   do you know if there is a web site for the Rich art Fresco paint. I bought some for posters for a fundraiser and all the red dried pink. Can you please help out with any sites to contact the paint company. I can not find an 800#. Thanks Tanya


  Alert | IP User Menu | Scratch Pad | Printer-friendly page | Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Conferences | Forums | Topics | Previous Topic | Next Topic
Rate this topicRate this topic

Take Advantage of the Free Shipping!




Cafe al Fresco Entrance Hall - first stop for a "newbe" or browse while "your dinner at our Cafe is being served". Annoincements, Educational resources, feedback, polls. Also includes popular "Bar Stool... Just Art!" Forum. Contemporary Fresco Painting Resource Center discussions. Fresco Technique, Modern & Classic Fresco History, Workshop, Tutorials and comments. Includes Murals & Trompe L'oeil, Architecture & Design topics and "Kids Corner". Fresco Workshop Students (members only) Forum also found here. Voice your opinion on Art and Culture in general or discuss a particular artwork. What is your take on the Art for the Future? Create your own gallery or contribute to our Group Exhibitions. Get your own work reviewed or review other members art. Theatre and else... Music, Cinematograph, Writers Table, The Poets Club, Comedy Central, etc. Support Forums for the TrueFresco.com Art World Community - Free web sites provided by TrueFresco.com Nightlife, Internet, Travel & Leasure and miscellanies topics. Get all of the current posts in a glance!








ART  COMMUNITY CHANNEL  GUIDE

WELCOME Channel

.
News, media headlines, articles, pictures, art promotion, reviews, art critique, reviews, fine and decorative arts resources, discussions, debates, art event calendars, art clubs - all things art organized in content channels by topics of interest.
.

Dynamic, on-the-fly, automated content updates - post your image in our FPAA&ID Image Database/Gallery or post your Article in the Cafe al Fresco Forums and see it distributed throughout our Content Channels. As well as World Media News feeds specific to each channel.

         

FRESCO PAINTING Channel

         

MURAL, TROMPE & FAUX Channel

         

SCULPTURE Channel

         

ART CRITIQUE Channel

         

ART DEBATES Channel

         

ART MARKETING Channel