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August can be warm and tranquil, while blackberries give their fruits plentiful as the harvest season begins. Painted by hand in deep purple and blue, and embellished with specks of genuine 24 carat gold leaf that remind me of the golden sun in late summer.


I make my own paint, in this case egg tempera, also called tempera. Tempera is made from egg yolk and pigments and is extremely durable. It has a soft satin shine which I love. I use natural chalk and animal glue to make my own gesso. Gesso is the underlayer which I apply to the panel before painting it. The process of tempera painting on gesso on a wooden panel dates back to before medieval times. It allows for light to be reflected from the white gesso, wich makes a painting seem to light up from within. 

August Stillness

€ 150,00Price
  • H 11.0 cm x W 31.2 cm D 1.7 cm

    Original artwork, hand painted with tempera and embellished with genuine 24 carat gold leaf, on gessoed wood board. Egg tempera is a very strong paint that wil stand the test of time, as medieval icons prove.

    This art work needs no care other than dusting with a soft lint-free cloth every once in a while. Do not touch the gold leaf, as grease on your skin may cause stains that will be hard to remove. Unframed, signed on the back. Be aware that colors may differ slightly in reality as all monitors differ.

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