Sunday, August 28, 2011

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Egg Tempera

My studio class at the university this past summer was about play and experimentation. It was self directed and it was to get us thinking about what makes us creative so we can inspire creativity in others.
One of my goals was to do something I have been wanting to try for years- egg tempera. I have always loved the look of it and how luminous and rich it can be. For those of you that do not know what egg tempera is, it is the mixing of pigment with egg yolk. It is older than oil painting.
Cherries is one of the studies that I did in the egg tempera. I experimented with a couple of different surfaces while I figured out the tempering of the paint.  This is on watercolor paper.


Carrie'sCreations said...

I've always wanted to try Egg Tempera! Lovely painting:)

RH Carpenter said...

This is so rich and so lovely. Those cherries couldn't be any better.

Christiane Kingsley said...

Leslie, this is beautiful - the cherries are so rich and shiny!

Leslie Redhead Watercolors said...

Thank you Carrie! You really should try egg tempera. You will love it! Rhonda and Christiane, thank you. I am glad you like the cherries.

Sadami said...

Very rich & beautiful in a classical style. I love it and admire your skills. Tempera takes time, doesn't it? Sure cherries are so yammy, too!
BTW, "tempera" sounds like "tempra," in Japanese, ah, makes me hungry?!ʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ

Leslie Redhead Watercolors said...

Thank you Sadami. Hmmm. Your words make me hungry as well.

AtelierBrigitte said...

They look great.

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