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Egg Tempera

This week in my art history class I tried making egg tempera paint for the first time. This kind of paint was used a lot in Renaissance Italy and is made with egg yolk, a small amount of vinegar, and  ground up pigments in different colors. 179 more words

Where Creativity Works

How to fresco in small pieces

The hunting fresco image suffered from a patch of mold so had to be redone. The last thin plaster layer was removed and a new layer applied, but only in small patches so that each third of the image could be finished as proper fresco within one day, or in reality half a day. 17 more words


In Process

It occurred to me this morning, that no matter where we are in life, young or old, we are always in process. We never “ARRIVE”, we’re always on the journey. 209 more words


Today I decided to show you a mineral, a semiprecious stone called Lapis Lazuli. This stone is well know for it’s beautiful colour, a deep blue. 46 more words


Intro To Medieval Paint

In my pursuit of all things medieval, I find the need to add some color to things. The method I’ve found the most interesting and practical is egg tempera. 308 more words


Archangel Michael

I need to work on lettering; understanding Cyrillic and maybe Greek enough to know the proper way to write the letters. I’m looking for a booklet of some sort.

Welsh tale

This started life as an icon with a hinged front but has now become a diptych.  The hinged front was really heavy, especially with slate glued to the front, and was a danger to passing artlovers!   173 more words