Even today, many artists grind their own colour in their own studios just like the old masters using a glass muller and a slightly roughened glass plate. Moreover, sometimes it is useful to add more binder to finished paints for certain painting techniques. Schmincke offers a wide range of products for all of these applications. These products together with the finest artists’ pigments of the Series 18 offer the user numerous possibilities for the individual production of water-colours, gouache, linoprint, acrylic, oil and tempera colours.
Owing to the highly varying binder requirements of the individual pigments, it is unfortunately not possible to offer specific formulas. However, here is a standard formula for a classic lean Egg Tempera that you will then have to adapt to the specific pigment that you have selected:
ATTENTION: For all artist paints you have mixed yourself, it is important to do your own pre-test with the painting technique you intend to use!