Since ancient times artists have blended egg yolk, powdered pigment, and water to create delicately luminous paintings of remarkable durability. We will discover that this medium of medieval prayer books and quattrocento altarpieces is in fact quite economical, versatile, and well suited for contemporary use. Workshop projects will include learning how to prepare a panel with rabbit skin glue based gesso, and learning how to mix and layer the tempera paint using both traditional and contemporary techniques.
Doug Safranek received his MFA degree in 1984 from the University of Wisconsin in Madison where he studied egg tempera painting with James Watrous and John Wilde. His work is in numerous public and private collections including the Norton Museum of Art, the New York Historical Society, the Museum of the City of New York, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He is represented by the ACA Galleries in Chelsea.
Enrollment Limited to 10 students.