Egg Tempera Painting of Marston, Lincolnshire, England
This is a small egg tempera painting of the landscape seem from an ancienct baronial manor that I stayed at in the village of Marston in Lincolnshire, England.
Egg tempera predates oil painting and uses raw, powdered pigments that are combined with egg yolk as a binder. To paint, a very small brush is used, and blending is achieved by overlaying small strokes of color over each other. Due to consistency, you can't cover large areas using washes & large brushes.
The multiple translucent layers however, give egg tempera a rich luminosity that improves with ages.