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Ten for a Bird, Not to Be Missed
Egg Tempera, 24 x 36 in.
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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
Soaring – Oil -Hughes Gallery – SOLD
May Twilight- Egg Tempera – Hughes Gallery – SOLD
From the Journal
Inspiring stories behind the paintings, life as an artist…
"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...
Her Grace is one of seven small egg tempera paintings on my easel right now. See on Instagram. In a previous post, The Light Keepers, I asked for your earliest memory. It was heartening to read your emails and comments sharing your own memories. Thank you. Your...
I am pleased to announce that my egg tempera painting May Twilight was selected for the Copley Society National Show: Connected Land & Sea! I wrote a little about my inspiration for May Twilight in this post. The Copley Society of Art is the oldest non-profit...
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.