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Egg Tempera, 12 x 9 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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Inspiring stories behind the paintings, life as an artist…
This egg tempera painting Firewheel, is titled after a summer blooming flower that grows in the beach dunes. It's also known as Indian Blanket. It attracts butterflies and is salt and drought tolerant and great for a garden. You can see it in the bottom right corner...
Every year for the last ten years, I have been going to Maine to paint. Out on the rocks, or in a cove, painting and making memories with my great friends rejuvenates my spirits. Except this year. This summer, I only made it to Maine in my mind. Instead, I have been...
To escape my town's construction and traffic congestion, I go to the beach and study birds anew, seeking inspiration as for this egg tempera painting, Kinship. I paint birds differently now. In my imagination, I feel the weightlessness of their warm bodies, their...
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.