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First Cera Colla.....of many (Read 3942 times)
Reply #8 - Oct 5th, 2006 at 1:00am

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I did fine on acrylic gesso but I know it would be better on a glue, whiteing and titanium white ground.
Go to the sitetree and at the top of the page "search this site" enter, grounds.
http://www.realcolorwheel.com/sitetree.htm

I did it for you.
http://www.realcolorwheel.com/1mediums.htm#PRIMING%20GROUNDS
 
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Reply #7 - Jul 26th, 2006 at 2:58am

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Hi Don: What do you think the best ground to paint with cera colla on would be? I'd like to prepare hardboard panels specifically for cerra colla work. Rich
 

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Reply #6 - Jul 19th, 2006 at 8:31pm

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Forgot to mention this is an 8" x 10" on board.

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Reply #5 - Jul 19th, 2006 at 8:30pm

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OK, this time I took my time and read your website carefully about your cera colla painting process. I think that I overcooked my medium last time, this time it turned out to be much better to work with, I saw it dry and polished it to an amazing glow just like you describe. I also realized about when I finished this one with almost literally the last brushstroke that the next one will turn out better, cera and I are communicating better.  Wink
Rich

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Reply #4 - Jul 13th, 2006 at 10:27pm

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Thanks Don, next time thin is in!    Grin  I was wondering about this aspect of painting in cera colla, I was considering painting on the back of a marble tile. Your website has me going in good directions if you can't tell that already.   Smiley
 

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Reply #3 - Jul 13th, 2006 at 10:19pm

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Because cera cola is so soft it is basicly a thin medium. Thin can be buffed to a sheen. Originally and basicly a wall paint, the sheen was important.

Yes it could be used thickly, as mastic and wax can be built up, but cera cola is only emulsified wax. When you want a stronger design material to build up, a harder wax is used and used encausticly with heat. There are still fragments of encaustic wax on the Trajan Column. The Egyptian Fayum grave paintings were cera cola, not encaustic as is stated in current text books.
 
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Reply #2 - Jul 13th, 2006 at 8:09am

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Reply #1 - Jul 13th, 2006 at 8:08am

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Jul 13th, 2006 at 8:07am

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HI: I would consider this my first cera colla of many to come, I like this stuff a lot. I followed Don's recipe and advice from his  web site. This is really different than any media I have painted with, at times I felt  in control and other times "Cera" had her own ideas.....   Grin This is a 5" x 7" on canvas mounted on board, painted from life. I'm not sure that canvas is the best to work on..... ???  Rich

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