The Flemish Technique

The Flemish Technique

The old masters, working in the fifteenth century, used a painting technique – the so called ‘Flemish Technique’ – which combined the advantages of both tempera and oil paint. Egg tempera dries fast but has a matt finish, making it suitable for underpaintings. Glazes of oil paint add smooth transitions of bright, glossy colours. Without more ado, and in the honourable tradition of copying from the masters, here is my...

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