Egg tempera, Tips & techniques

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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.

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.