Board D2, 02-26-04, D2= 8x12, alum, glue binder, 1 limestone crushed and sifted for the larger grit, 1 medium #1-20 sand, 1 lime, 1:2. READY
4-13-4, 5:00, New Intonaco finished.
4-16-4. 1:48 PM, This panel's intonaco has been wet for four days. It looks like a horizontal crack may be beginning on the top, about an inch and a quarter down. Water soaked in faster along a line. I'm going to paint the board anyway because it's ready.
There is a aureola cherry tree in the back yard here, I picked some since they are in season.
I made the drawing with green oxide and Quinacridone red. The board is very heavy with limewater. No lime cream was added to any color, only limewater.
2:07, I laid the panel on the floor and sprayed it twice, completely covering it with lime water.
The background is a mix of ultramarine blue and vine black.
5-14-4, Cracks happened, four rows vertically and one horizontally. The paint chipped off along these cracks. It's like the pigment absorbed into a thin layer of lime that became unattached.
Board J, 11:30, 03-13-04, added a second rough coat to Board J, scrubbed it and added no glue, 1 lime, 1 small limestone, 1 medium sand. READY
I oiled and put the peppers on tin foil.
2:30, sprayed it with limewater.The local colors are in, cadmium yellow, cadmium red, veridian, next the shadow colors.
2:45. brushed on limewater all over, this is a simple painting, well it looks simple, I wet it all down because I'm still on the peppers and haven't touched the background. Because it's silver it's going to take awhile.
turquoise is the opposite of this red scarlet pepper, I don't have a turquoise, thalo blue and thalo green mixed will do.The green pepper is on the cool side, making the opposite shadow color scarlet. The yellow pepper is glowing warm within, just like the Vesuvianite crystal which is like the pigment Indian yellow orange side. A color I can't get dry. The powers that be don't deem it important enough to sell. I do have the brown side though, and cadmium orange so it's Ok.
This is the Vesuvianite crystal.
VESUVIANITE, Ca10Mg2Al4[SiO4]5[Si207]2[OH]4, H7, SG-3.3,
5-14-4. Pigment flaked off the green and red peppers with my fingernail. The flake has a white underside. Maybe less lime in the mortar so the pigment will have to sink in more to hold.
This 8x8 tile intonaco was made on 4-26-4 with 1:1 lime and small sand. I painted it 9 days later. I kept it wrapped in plastic and wet it every 3 days. I was teaching a fresco class at the Haleakala Waldorf School's seventh grade. We all made a 12x12 and an 8x8 rough and intonaco layer on a ceramic tile. I just couldn't get to it for more then a week.
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