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Egg Tempera Workshop in Maine July 27 – 30, 2020. Join Newsletter or Contact for Updates!
Wolf Moon, egg tempera painting. Hughes Gallery – SOLD
The paintings of Daniel Ambrose are renowned for their extraordinary luminosity and soulfulness seldom attained by contemporary artists. Highly proficient in painting in oil and watercolor, Ambrose is also master of painting in the historic medium of egg tempera, perfected by the Renaissance artists 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.
A Florida native with a professional career spanning over 25 years, Ambrose is a founding member of the American Tonalist Society. Ambrose’s paintings are exhibited in numerous solo gallery shows and museums and included in many important art collections worldwide.
Recently Acquired Paintings
A selection of paintings recently sold in fine art galleries.
Six for Gold, Egg Tempera -Hughes Gallery – SOLD
Sparrows & Sea Oats IV, egg tempera -Cheryl Newby Gallery – SOLD
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CHERYL NEWBY GALLERY
From the Journal
Inspiring stories behind the paintings, life as an artist…
Forty years, three months and twenty-one days ago, I sobered up. I got off the dead-end road I was headed down, and took the beckoning one — as the poet Robert Frost penned, the one less traveled. As 2019 comes to a close, I look back in wonder on it and the preceding...
Shelter, egg tempera painting. Private collection. A distant train horn penetrates the shelter of predawn silence. A nocturnal bird chirps, chasing the receding echo of the train. Familiar companions passing in the night. Bird and train. Their voices whisk me back...
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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.