I took some pictures of my Pug ACEO while painting. Except the final scan, the images are not so great because I used my digital camera, but I think this WIP gives you an idea how I normally work on my paintings.
Size: 2.5 x 3.5 inches (ACEO) Medium: Egg Tempera Support: Multimedia Artboard Sold
I have been curious about egg tempera ever since I visited Mona's blog. She has been sharing information about egg tempera paintings. You will be amazed by the paintings she has been producing with this medium.
Last night, I experimented with egg tempera for the first time. At first, I thought of using my Japanese watercolor pigments, but they were dried up, so I used my gouache tubes instead. Due to a limited supply of gouache, I was unable to achieve the colors I wanted. For the support, I chose multimedia artboard because water will not warp this support.
The finished painting has an interesting luster and the black background looks like a shiny lacquer. I like working in layers of wash; just need more patience. The next step will be to get power paints and spend more time buliding layers of colors.