Egg Tempera on Traditional Gesso Primed Birch Plywood Panel
4" x 2"
Handmade Ash and Poplar Frame with custom hand polished patina
Ready to hang
Egg Tempera has become a new favorite painting medium of mine for its soft, luminous, and quick drying speed making it a good fit for an avid drawer like myself. Big Bump is a painting that was inspired by themes I've been exploring in larger studio paintings like confinement, anonymity, and gesture. When making the painting, I started with the box form which soon represented a wall that divided the space. The contrast in proportion of the hand to the wall became my center of interest as I developed the painting through small hatching lines. The gesture of the fist bump is meant to welcome the viewer into this small view in its own humorous way. As seen in the photos the surface of the painting is buffed to a soft luster which is made without any varnish or wax seal.
Material Disclaimer: Please be aware that although my egg tempera paintings are made with high quality artist grade pigments in a traditional handmade egg yolk emulsion they may not be as archival as my gouache or oil paintings. Since egg tempera is a new medium for me, I unfortunately cannot gaurantee that the wood panel (Birch is holding up much better than Sande), traditional gesso, and other materials are of the highest archival quality. By purchasing the painting you are accepting the possibility that the artwork may naturally fade or crack over time due to effects of humidity or UV exposure. These changes in the painting would likely not be repairable. If you choose to purchase this painting I recommend hanging it in an area with little to no direct sunlight for best longevity.
Shipping: This framed painting ships wrapped in plastic with a signed certificate of authenticity in a cardboard box. Free US shipping is offered with the purchase of this painting (as long as your cart totals to at least $100).
*A video tour of the painting is available upon request for interested collectors.
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