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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.

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Uploaded on February 2, 2008