Tempera Grassa (egg-oil tempera) on true gesso panel, 24" x 48".
© Fergus A Ryan, 2012
The hazy stillness at an Atlantic farmhouse is temporarily interrupted by a passing flock of chattering rooks.
This is the largest egg tempera I have done, and the first in which I used egg-oil medium (one egg yolk, 1 teaspoon of 50/50 Dammar varnish and stand oil). It was mostly done with a tiny brush, and took several weeks to complete. The panel was prepared with a warm solution of rabbit skin glue and gypsum (chalk).
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