Egg Tempera Painting Workshop with Fred Wessel
Date: August 16-20, 2021
Skill level: all levels
Where: Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio, 813 Edgecliff Drive, Langley, WA 98260
More information and registration: https://www.whidbeyislandfas.com/charles-douglas
**THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE ADDED TO THE WAITLIST CONTACT [email protected]**
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:
Also, for those wishing to learn the Early Renaissance technique for painting flesh 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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