I've finally been able to get back to egg tempera now that classes are winding down for the holiday season. I absolutely love this medium but need a full day in the studio to paint with it. That is because I mix the paint from ground pigment and fresh eggs. The paint doesn't keep long but creates such magical colors as it dries.
The buyer had seen this piece while it was being painted and fell in love with it then. She seemed to be excited by all the purples when she saw it completed.