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Face lifts and highlights

It’s now feeling uncomfortably close to the end of this course – and I haven’t finished one of my set icon pieces!  So, for the last few days I have knuckled down and revisited my first project, the Mandilion. 737 more words

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Jane Irish: Intersecting Histories

The moral pleasure in art, as well as the moral service that art performs, consists in the intelligent gratification of consciousness.*

Susan Sontag

One has to see an exhibition of… 994 more words

Visual Art

&Buttons and Flowers

So here we have the finished drawing of 32 to 56 High Street, Eccleshall, complete with guest appearances by local residents. This has been great fun to include you all and I hope you can still recognise yourselves… 76 more words

Pen And Ink Drawing

Armenian Nativity on Vellum

Every now and then, I come across a manuscript or icon that captivates me. This is one of those pieces. The original can be seen… 428 more words

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La Dordogne, after Frits Thaulow

Today I tried making egg tempera paint for the first time. The binder is just an egg yolk, completely separated from everything else, and to prevent mold a small amount of 70% rubbing alcohol was mixed in. 77 more words


Wetfold drapery Romanesque style

At the start of our course, Aidan asked us to practice painting figures in monochrome. My first few studies were pretty awful but when I got accustomed to the egg tempera, I really enjoyed painting the lively fabric drapery known as the ‘wetfold’ style which was used in the manuscripts of the Romanesque period. 355 more words

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Recipe: Making Charcoal Paint using Egg Tempera Medium

Thanks to artist Jo Bushell for sending us this recipe. With support from Silvanus Trust she researched and developed this method of making charcoal paint and used the method in a number of wokshops exploring energy and transformation. 557 more words


jo bushell reblogged this on chalkblack and commented:

So good to have the opportunity to develop this method – its made working with charcoal a much more satisfying experience.