The Art of Daniel AmbroseHauntingly Beautiful Paintings
“Find what you love, and make it yours”
“Daniel paints with such a tender and open heart and I always love hosting an exhibit for him.” – Barbara Hughes
Just the Two of Us
Oil on Linen, 24 x 30 in.
Inquire: Cheryl Newby Gallery
The extraordinary, luminous paintings of Daniel Ambrose reside in exceptional art collections worldwide. 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 and natural earth pigments.
Recently Sold Paintings
Mornings With You – Egg Tempera – Cheryl Newby Gallery – SOLD
May Twilight- Egg Tempera – Hughes Gallery – SOLD
From the Journal
Inspiring stories behind the paintings, life as an artist…
Greetings! Google made changes to my blog posts that are emailed and I wanted to update you. When I publish a new blog post on my website, they go out automatically to subscribers via email through Mailchimp or Google’s Feedburner service. Beginning July 1, Google...
Cheryl Newby Gallery was so excited about the 6 new new egg tempera paintings I recently sent them they are hosting a pop up show. Shown here are two of my paintings in the exhibit, Bath Time and Morning Bath. These were such fun to paint! It is a scene I've...
"Even if time is just a flicker of light" - Neil Finn A Flicker of Time is a large oil painting, 36 x 48 inches available at Hughes Gallery. Many of my paintings begin life as words and memories. Word pictures alight from passages in books, overheard conversations...
The Art of Egg Tempera Painting
Exhibition • Enrichment • Enlightenment
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.
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.
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.