Work in Process. Kim, Verena and I have begun to paint for our exhibition in July. I haven’t done much yet, two big canvases, and one little (above). The two big ones I cannot show you as they are in Germany. Or wait, perhaps I have a little snapshot of the first one:
I had to work with Acrylics because I did this painting in a workshop and it had to dry quickly. That’s the thing with the egg-tempera, the painting needs more time! That is why I like it, too.
Using acrylics and using egg tempera, these are two completely different ways of painting. With the egg tempera, I take the time to ground the pigments myself, I mix the medium with linseed oil and eggs, sometimes I add resins, then I mix the fine powder of pigments with the medium. I begin with white, on a glass plate. I clean the plate every time I begin to mix a darker color… you end up grounding for hours, and you haven’t yet touched the canvas:)
That is why I don”t paint right now, I have still to do my day job for one month, and when I come home in the evening, I don’t feel ike paint, I just want to relax! Everything has it’s time. The paintings’ time will come, soon!!:) I’m excited!
Love from Paris