The Flemish technique – Painting in egg tempera and oil.
During this workshop students will be taught the traditional painting techniques used by Flemish and Italian masters of the late 15th and early16th centuries. Artists of this period combined the two mediums of egg tempera and oil, integrating the virtues of both mediums into their paintings.
Students will be guided through the various stages of the work as practised by artists of this period – from transferring the design onto a traditional gesso panel, creating a tonal composition (chiaroscuro) in egg tempera, followed by the application of colour in oil paint using traditional glazing mediums.
The workshop will include instructions in the traditional method of egg tempera painting, the use of different plant oils, their properties, and how these are mixed and ground with pigment to make oil paint.
This workshop is applicable for students of all levels of experience, from beginners to professional artists.
David is artist in residence at Cowdray Tower Studio. David trained at the Royal Academy of Arts, London. In 1999 he received a doctoral degree for his practical research into the traditional painting materials and techniques practiced by master painters from 13th to 17th centuries. David lectures at the Princes School of Traditional Arts, London within the M.A. and PhD departments. David is a professional painter and has been painting for over forty years.
Renaissance Art Studio
The Tower Room
Cowdray Heritage Site,
River Ground Stables
Midhurst, West Sussex GU29 9Al
The cost for the 5 day workshop is £400 and includes most materials. Students should provide their own brushes and gesso panel. Gesso panels can be purchased through myself or at Cornelissens in London). Please let me know if you would like to order a gesso panel.
For enquiries and bookings contact David at: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel 07801 430194