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Egg Tempera is an ancient method of painting using egg yolk and pigments. This was the primary method of paining until the mid 1500's when it was replaced by easier to use oil paints. You create the imagines layering one pigment at a time which can take ten months or more, resulting in a luminous image. Tempera paintings are very long lasting but should be displayed out of direct sunlight.
The paintings below are examples of some recent egg tempera. Not all items show are still available for sale.