Thursday, December 11, 2014

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Purple Garlic

Purple Garlic
Egg Tempera
11x14"
sold

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. 

6 comments:

Wendy Mould AFCA said...

Lovely piece. The purples are wonderful.

Studio at the Farm said...

Leslie, the painting is exquisite! The colors are so incredibly rich.
Kathryn XX

Leslie Redhead Watercolors said...

Thank you Wendy! I

Leslie Redhead Watercolors said...

Thank you Kathryn! That richness is what I love about egg tempera

Laura Leeder said...

I can smell them from here! Love the grey-blues and violets in this painting. Congratulations on having it sold before completed.

RH Carpenter said...

Wow! Beautiful. I've never tried egg tempura - so many mediums, so little time!

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