Monday, May 30, 2011

Mary inspired by Della Francesca

Egg Tempera on Board

I have a couple of spaces left in "The Egg and I", a new workshop I'll be holding on June 4. If  you've ever been curious about how to paint with egg and pigment, come join us! Register here.

The title of this workshop comes from a 1940’s book about chickens. But it’s not the chickens we are interested in, it’s the eggs! 

Learn how to make the simple and inexpensive paint that Botticelli used for "The Birth of Venus." Using pigment, water, and egg yolk, you'll create rich and luminous colors, just like medieval painters did. The process is fun and easy. You'll use the paint to create a glowing portrait, still life, or abstract. You'll learn how to prepare your support, layer colors, develop lights and shadows, and how to scrape and incise paint for special effects. You’ll experiment with using your collaged backgrounds with your paintings. 

You'll leave with at least one wonderful painting and with the knowledge that you can make your own paint any time! Don’t worry if you haven’t painted before—I’m here to help and encourage!

Note for Art Unraveled Attendees: I'll be teaching this class in August!

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