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Egg Tempera

Egg Tempera Paintings, and Prints of Egg Tempera's Most of my egg tempera's are completed on hand crafted true gesso panels. A time intensive process of making these panels on birch or other hardwoods is part of the production. Each panel consists of 8-10 layers of marble dust and rabbit hide glue gesso being applied by hand and finished to a fine smooth eggshell finish.

Most of the pigments I've used are sourced from mines and suppliers in Virginia. Some are hand ground from solid mineral sources.

The depth of the color in the originals is very hard to match in a print. But using 6 color printers has allowed me to come very close to the saturation of the originals.

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  1. Virginia Home Farm
    Original Egg Tempera Painting by the artist Paul Dempsey. Size is 12 x 16 This painting is done in traditional egg tempera on a hand crafted true gesso panel. The pigments are mostly Virginia earth based natural pigments. Learn More
  2. Sun Stalker
    Print of original egg tempera paintings. Our cat Harry used to follow the sun around the house looking for a warm spot to sleep and hang out. This spot was part of his daily rotation in the studio near my bass. Printing on heavy art stock 12 x 16 or 100% the size of the original work. Learn More
  3. Irises Original Egg Tempera
    Original Egg tempera on true gesso wood panel of Irises in a semi abstract manner.
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  4. The Escape Artists
    Print of egg tempera painting by Paul Dempsey depicting a group of layer chickens that have gotten into an apple storage area and are pigging out. Learn More
  5. Escape Artists Print - Artist Proof
    One of 2 existing Artists proof that were used to match color. Learn More
  6. The Jefferson Rose

    Print of the original egg tempera "The Jefferson Rose" by Paul Dempsey.

    The original art is 14 x 14 and I've made the prints available in that size, but the image does nicely blown up as large as 36 x 36 for decorator purposes.

    Prints are on  heavy canvas with UV safe artisan inks.  Better than GiClee quality prints.

    * Note: Prints are made to order and require a couple of days to make + shipping.  All 2 weeks for delivery of this item.

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  7. On Point Peaks of Otter

    Print of an original egg tempera by Paul Dempsey. 

    Scene depicts a pointer working a pasture in Bedford County Virgina at the foot of the Peaks of Otter. 

    Size is 16 h 24 w

    Custom Framing is available.

    By default the print is on heavy archival quality art stock.  Canvas prints are available.

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  8. Ground Hog Day 1977

    Print of an egg tempera painting by the artist Paul Dempsey of his brothers old Mill in Central VA circa 1977,

    The artist spend many weekends at this old Mill building that was being used as a home and workshop for his brother (a well known local blacksmith),  wife Susan and their children in the piedmont of VA near Rustburg VA.

    Sadly this old Mill is no longer standing.  Repeated flooding and undermining of the banks and foundation finally led to its destruction in 2016.

    The Mill dated from the late 1700's with various additions being added for offices and then later residence space.

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