Thursday, November 17, 2011

wry smile


























"Wry Smile" has gone to Etsy. He is my first successful use of egg tempera. I quite like the softness of the colour. Wax and shellac were used to seal the drawing. This is probably not necessary but I feel it gives the drawing a beautiful surface texture. Had to be careful - Ants quite like the egg too. The eggs can't be fresh enough. Will do some more when my hens get back to laying some eggs.

2 comments:

rObfOs said...

Hey J, love the soft colours. Can just imagine the lovely smooth surface you achieved from the wax and shellac. I have always wondered about the smell of fresh egg tempera, obviously the ants can smell it! XR

Are you curious about me? said...

I love this so much...