NEW EGG TEMPERA OFFERED
very five years The Bennington Center for the Arts hosts the Artists for the New Century exhibit at its beautiful facility in Bennington, VT. Instead of choosing pieces for the show by juried selection, the artists are invited by the editors of the major representational fine art magazines and asked to enter a piece. Over forty artists are participating and I am honored to be included.
The magazines that selected the artists include Art of the West, Fine Art Connoisseur, Plein Air Magazine and Southwest Art and in years past this has proven to be a very impressive exhibition. The works are representational paintings offered for sale and the exhibit will be on display from September 9 through December 23, 2017 at the Bennington Center in Bennington, VT.
The painting I have entered is an egg tempera piece entitled, "Leaving Home" measuring 30 x 24 inches.
In this painting, a young woman is leaving her home and family, the surroundings where she has found security and comfort, to venture out and explore new possibilities for her future. She is hesitant yet confident, anxious yet excited. Ultimately she knows it is time.
Egg tempera is a delicate medium made from egg yolks and powdered pigments. It is a water soluble mixture that builds form through layers and layers of thin paint strokes that have an intrinsically transparent nature. Light penetrates down and bounces back up capturing color in a way that is unlike any other medium.
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