Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The art of tempera painting

I briefly mentioned tempera painting in a previous blog. The technique pre-dated oil painting and requires a slow and painstaking approach. I have done very few paintings in it but feel it is very worthy of further consideration and practice. Below is a portrait I did of my mother using this technique. The original painting measures only 5″ x 4″.

In a later blog, I will discuss both the history and techniques of tempera painting.

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