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Egg Tempera Painting Workshop with Fred Wessel on Whidbey Island in August 2021

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      Posted By: whidbeyislandfas

      Egg Tempera Painting Workshop with Fred Wessel

      Date: August 16-20, 2021
      Tuition: $875
      Skill level: all levels
      WhereWhidbey Island Fine Art Studio, 813 Edgecliff Drive, Langley, WA  98260
      More information and registration:


      ​​This workshop will teach the technique of egg tempera painting as it was practiced in 14th and 15th Century Italy and was documented by Cennino Cennini in his book, Il Libro dell’Arte. Since we will have participants who have never painted a stroke in the tempera medium as well as some who are masters of this medium, Fred will attempt to teach the course simultaneously at many different levels.

      Tempera painting is a medium for those who love drawing. This painting technique is fussy and requires great discipline but pays great dividends to those who learn to master it. The paint is most often applied in cross-hatch strokes and is more like drawing than it is like painting. It combines the best of both watercolor (application of translucent layers of color) and gouache techniques (using semi opaques to re-establish the light areas). The brilliant and jewel-like surface is often described as luminescent.

      The course will cover the following:

      • Wash Under-Drawing with India ink
      • Correct Tempering of pigment mixtures
      • The Traditional Method of modeling for development of form
      • Methods of Glazing down to darks and modeling back up to lights
      • Developing an even tonal transition

      Also, for those wishing to learn the Early Renaissance technique for painting flesh tones:

      • Painting all flesh tones in a cool green (terra verde)
      • Re-establishing shadow areas in warm green (verdaccio)
      • Fortifying warm flesh tone areas
      • Glazing warms to establish complete warm/cool skin tones

      If you are one of our experienced tempera painters you can choose your own project and Fred will work independently with you on it. You can choose set up a small still life, do a portrait or select a project that you are passionate about.

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