Egg tempera

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Caroline Adams, an egg tempera artist, discovered Claybord for her abstract landscape artwork. Inspired by the many places she has lived, her work draws from the colors, shapes, and lines of each place.

Abby, Egg Tempera on Claybord, Mark Meunier
Artwork by Mark Meunier

Here are three recipes for egg tempera but there are many more. If grinding the dry pigments is not something you want to try right away, substitute gouache for the "pigment paste" in each of these recipes.

Artwork by Mark Meunier

Egg tempera is a very vibrant and durable paint, but it requires a rigid and absorbent support. Claybord is the perfect solution, saving you many hours of painstakingly preparing your panels.

Egg tempera artist Mark Meunier has found that working on an absorbent surface, like Ampersand Claybord is best, as the egg needs something to soak into to adhere correctly. Mark has taken the difficulty out of egg tempera and created a technique that anyone can use.