A little teaching point. The above painting was done using Tempera which is made from ground dry pigments, egg yolk and water to create a permanent, fast-drying medium. It is a very, very old technique used right back in medieval times. It's not flexible so cant be used on canvas as it will crack. One of its main advantages is that the paint applied in this way will not yellow with age. A number of C20th American artists have used it extensively including Andrew Wyeth whom we will meet along the way.

I've done a little more research and these artists which I have loosely categorised as Suburban Artists fall, most likely, into what is known as the Regionalist Style. I think this style is more to do with rural scenes as created by the likes of Andrew Wyeth but further research is required.

As a painter I am only too aware that I become a little obsessed with showing you paintings rather than other forms of art. To amend my ways and to send J of Sandringham on her next trip, into outback Australia, I will feature some great Aussie sculptures in my next blog.