A selection

  • Lac Besson, above Alpe d'Huez
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  • Egg tempera (Sennelier) on board, 36 x 25 cm
  • Carisbrooke Castle, behind guard house and chapel (plein air)
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  • Egg tempera (Sennelier) on board, 36 x 25 cm
Two paintings using the unusual medium of egg tempera, taken from the tube rather than prepared fresh. The first, painted from a photo, shows one of the spectacular lakes above Alpe d'Huez, and was painted using an alla prima approach in the studio. The second was painted plein air (with a little work in the studio to finish off) at Carisbrooke Castle, on the Isle of Wight. It uses a wide range of techniques from watercolour-like washes, transparent glazes, through to shallow impasto. The watercolour boards used had a NOT surface for Lac Besson, but HP for the Castle, and were used without any additional size or other preparation.