The Art of Daniel Ambrose

Hauntingly Beautiful Coastal & Landscape Paintings

 Ambrose is Represented in these Fine Art Galleries

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South Carolina

Egg tempera painting of sunflowers and meadowlark birds by Daniel Ambrose


North Carolina

egg tempera painting of a cove at sunset in Port Clyde, Maine


Rhode Island

Recently Sold

About Daniel

Sunrise Soliloquy

Egg tempera, 20 x 24 in.  Lily Pad Gallery. SOLD

The extraordinary, luminous paintings of Daniel Ambrose reside in exceptional art collections worldwide. He is know for his hauntingly beautiful paintings in both oil and egg tempera. Ambrose is a master of painting in the historic medium of egg tempera, perfected in the High Renaissance centuries ago.  To create his timeless egg tempera paintings, Ambrose makes his own paint from a 15th century Italian recipe, using egg yolks.

“Daniel paints with such a tender and open heart and I always love hosting an exhibit for him.” – Barbara Hughes

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From the Journal

Inspiring stories behind the paintings, life as an artist…

Shimmer and Shine, Pathway to the Divine

Shimmer and Shine, Pathway to the Divine

  Where did this year go!? I have posted nothing here since August. I have been busy painting for a show in January at Hughes Gallery. It opens on January 17, 2022. Sales at my other galleries have been active, and new paintings are on the idea board. I’ll post work...

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Maine Paintings For Sale

Maine Paintings For Sale

  It’s been foggy and overcast most of the week here in Maine as we wrap up two weeks with my dear friend Mary Erickson’s Nanatuck Group. Tomorrow we’ll stay with Helga at Eight Bells before heading back to Florida and tropical storms. I've posted some of my Maine...

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Mid-Coast Maine during the Pandemic

Mid-Coast Maine during the Pandemic

  A silent bird glides out of the fog that lays a gray, moist blanket over the land and obscures the cove as I write this in a house full of sleeping people. Unseen gulls cry, catbirds mew, and the coffee percolates as I process my thoughts from the past 12 days in...

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The Art of Egg Tempera Painting

Exhibition • Enrichment • Enlightenment

What is Egg Tempera Painting?

I taught myself the technique of painting in egg tempera about 30 years ago from a recipe written in the 15th century by the Italian artist Cennino Cennini. While rummaging around an antiquated bookstore, I discovered a 1933 edition of The Craftsman’s Handbook.

How to Prepare Egg Tempera Panels

The humble egg has proven itself to be an enduring painting medium throughout art history. Egg was used as a paint binder by the ancient Egyptians and Greeks thousands of years ago. During the European Renaissance, the art of egg tempera painting flourished before gradually declining as oil found it’s way into painters studios.

Why Egg?

The earliest recorded history of using egg to make paint is beleived to be in the creation of  the Fayum mummy portraits in 80 A.D.