La Dordogne, after Frits Thaulow

La Dordogne, after Frits Thaulow
Egg tempera on heavy watercolor paper, 6.5″ x 4.75″

Today I tried making egg tempera paint for the first time. The binder is just an egg yolk, completely separated from everything else, and to prevent mold a small amount of 70% rubbing alcohol was mixed in. I made five paints- lemon ochre, Venetian red, Nicosia green earth, ultramarine blue, and titanium white. Except for the white all of the pigments were from Natural Pigments.

The paint was very nice to work with, but tended to form a dry skin over it on the palette very quickly and things got a little rushed in an effort to finish the painting adequately before running out of useable paint.

3 thoughts on “La Dordogne, after Frits Thaulow

    1. Thanks, I’ve been wanting to make this paint for a long while and since I was experimenting with an egg wash earlier today while baking bread I had an available yolk. Actually I should really be working on the waterfall book page for today… 🙂

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