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due to the slow and deliberate manipulation of the paint, the artist is able
to achieve the ultimate in detail, especially in recording the texture of
hair, skin, and fabric. In these examples, we can see each strand of hair,
even the fly away hairs silhouetted against the blank background, and their eyelashes.
In Virgin, body hair is detailed. Clothing fivers are sharply defined.
Form definition and detailing are superb. But, what effect does tempera have
on color? While common belief is that suspending the pigment in egg yolk does
not impact the color tone, I disagree. It is impossible to achieve a pure
white in tempera. Rather than white, areas look more vanilla.
paintings by Wyeth, skin is yellowish and sunlight is more golden than white.
Rather than achieving high value areas of white, the high value areas are
off-white. Advantages? Detail, due to the very slow process. The final
paintings even rival photographs for their ability to record in detail the
appearances of physical objects. Disadvantages? Colors are not true.