Red Country Eggs for Tempera

The appearance of an egg box at a nearby croft has made me ponder trying painting with egg tempera again. According to Cennini’s Craftsman’s Handbook (first published in 1437 and still in print!) the yolks of country eggs are redder than town eggs, and good for making blue paint. So perfect for painting seascapes, as I’m wont to do.

Crofter's eggs for sale on the roadside, Isle of Skye, Scotland

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