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Sharing the lessons I teach at the Artist Guild and the personal discoveries in my art.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Commission for a Friend.

Commission for a Friend.

Egg tempera 10x8in  SOLD

I was asked to do this painting by the sister of my friend, whose memorial
celebration I am out here to attend.
She asked for a rose to symbolize her sister, Lorraine, so I painted a beautiful one
in full bloom but partly in shadow because she lived with the shadow of cancer
over her for the last 20 years. She never gave up and she made the most of ever
year she had...taking a trip to Russia a few months before she passed.
She was a fighter for sure.
The shawl was asked for too because it is the one I paint a lot and Lorraine loved it.

Artist Note:

Egg tempera is a wonderful medium.  The oldest one after encaustic.
For those who do not know it, the same dry pigments
are used for oils, watercolor and acrylics.
It is the binder which is different.
The yolk of an egg replaces the
 gum of Arabic for watercolor, oil for the oil paint
and the polymer for acrylics.
The colors are uniquely beautiful and egg tempera paintings have stood the
test of time... from Ancient times.

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  1. Julie you made such an incredibly beautiful painting for your friend, so sensitive and full of symbols, really touching.
    I never heard about egg tempera, wonder if they sell it here...Big hug!

  2. How did I miss this gorgeous piece, Julie!! It has to be one of your best! and painting it for your friend makes it even more special!


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