Sunday, June 14, 2009

"How to Mix Egg Tempera Medium", my video demo


I wanted to get this finished last weekend, but I went briefly out of town, so here, as promised, is my demonstration on how to mix medium for egg tempera painting. I hope it might tempt you to try this wonderful medium, especially if you have never worked with it before! This is the medium I have used most often to paint with, whether on gessoed panel, on Kelmscott vellum or on Strathmore illustration board, and it is a medium perfectly suited to miniature painting because of it's capacity for fine detail and translucency.

For more about working with egg tempera, I also highly recommend a visit to the Society of Tempera Painters informative website.


DEB said...

Love all the effects! You've become a regular film artist too! I'm definitely going to try this!

Mona said...

Glad to know you are giving it a whirl Deb! That's great.

Anonymous said...

I'm working on my first egg tempera painting and have been searching for painting tips. I found this video very helpful! I especially liked how you keep the egg jar in a container packed with ice. I was keeping mine in the refrigerator and kept going to get it every time I needed more.

Mona said...

I'm so glad to know you found it to be of help, and good luck with your painting!