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Monday, October 24, 2016

Egg Tempera in Botanical Illustration and Icons

 Phalaenopsis by Laurence Pierson, egg tempera

Egg tempera techniques have been part of our school curriculum for several years with convincing results. Last fall we expanded our offerings by including Byzantine iconography in our program. This is one of the oldest art forms to survive unchanged for the past 2000 years. The technique uses gessoed wood panels with genuine gold leaf and egg tempera made from natural pigments. 

Our core-watercolor teacher Laurence Pierson has over twenty years' experience in icon painting and working in egg tempera. She studied iconography at the Louvre, Paris, under a Lebanese master. Later, she studied with a Greek and a Chilean iconographer, and thus was exposed to different schools and different techniques while refining her own approach. Laurence has taught in France and Ireland, and since 2013, at the School of Botanical Art and Illustration in Denver.

by Laurence Pierson
During November 28-December 2 Laurence has been invited to teach an icon painting class in Saltzburg, Austria. Please see the announcement below or connect to the registration website by clicking here.

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