Sennelier Artists Egg Tempera

This is the authentic formulation used since the Renaissance. Much of the religious panel painting done between the 12th and 15th century was done in this delicate and subtle medium, which is capable of detailed and complex effects. Sennelier Egg Tempera is famous as the medium used by Marc Chagall in many of his most spectacular works.

Egg tempera is a water soluble and highly archival painting medium, wonderful for fine art painting, restoration, and icon painting. It's perfect as an underpainting for oil painters, or for artists seeking a highly pigmented, professional alternative to oil paints and solvents.

Sennelier egg tempera has working qualities and a finish that is only found in authentic egg tempera made in the traditional manner. These delicate colors hold their brush strokes, and do not change when dry. Egg tempera can be worked with a brush or a palette knife (diluted with water) on non-greasy supports like acrylic primed canvas or paper.

Impasto techniques are not recommended for egg tempera. Use varnish over egg tempera paintings for an oil painting like appearance. Sennelier recommends giving a finished egg tempera painting a coating of charcoal or pastel fixative before applying a final oil paint picture varnish.

Deluxe Wooden Box Set — This set contains the following materials:

  • One 34 ml tube of Titanium White
  • One 60 ml jar of Egg Tempera Binding Medium
  • One wooden palette
  • One metal palette cup
  • Two brushes, a Round #5 and a Flat #4
  • 15, 21 ml tubes of Egg Tempera, including one each of Burnt Sienna, Cadmium Yellow Deep Genuine, Carmine, Cobalt Violet Hue, Emerald Green, Ivory Black, Lemon Yellow, Naples Yellow, Permanent Intense Red, Prussian Blue, Raw Umber, Ultramarine Blue, Vermilion, Viridian, and Yellow Ochre.

Set of 5 Colors — This boxed set contains one 21 ml tube each of Alizarin Crimson, Lemon Yellow, Titanium White, and Ultramarine Blue, and one 34 ml tube of Ivory Black.

Color Chart Note — Use this color chart as an approximation of the real color. If exact color matching is necessary, use actual samples of the materials.

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Set of 5 Colors
Deluxe Wooden Box Set

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