Nan Mulder SSA

artist / painter / mezzotint printmaker

 tempera: the technique

The technique of tempera painting is an old technique, which few artist use nowadays. It is a slow way of working, as the artist has to grind pure pigments and then mix them carefully with the yoke of an egg and a little water. To achieve the intensity of the colour the artist has to paint many thin layers over each other, letting the paint dry in between each application. The result is vibrant and intense, while the pigment sparkles slightly. Once finished gold or silver leaf can be applied.

                      

 tempera on paper