what do you get when you mix egg yolk with dry pigments?
egg tempera paints.
egg tempera on 100% cotton watercolour paper
this was my first attempt at making and mixing and using (sorry bad photo taken with my iphone). i am certainly going to give this another go. i need to thin out the paint with either some water or linseed oil. i've used it way too thick and it'll probably crack when fully dry.
Giovanni del Biondo
Mystic Marriage of St. Catherine Alexandria
Tempera on panel
it's so interesting learning about the differences in tempera and oils. so many different mediums to investigate and experiment with. fascinating. it's an endless learning curve... which is great for people like me who get bored very quickly. :)
acrylic, pastels, oils, charcoal, gouache, tempera, gesso, watercolour, mixing, blending, sgraffitto, glazing, impasto, priming, on and on and on and on... let the experiments continue.
on to sgraffito on scratch board next.
A technique where a top layer of color is scratched to reveal a colour beneath. The term comes from the Italian word sgraffire meaning (literally) "to scratch". The 'wrong end' of a paint brush works well for sgraffito. If you use a knife to do it, you need to be careful not to accidentally cut through the paper or canvas.