Upstate New York landscape artist, Jane Carr has lived and worked as an artist her entire life. She was already taking art lessons at the Baltimore Museum of Art by the age of ten, surrounded by the works of Matisse, Van Gogh and Cézanne and taking in the rich instruction of so many talented working artists. Going on to study sculpture at the Philadelphia College of Art and then at Yale School of Art and Architecture, Jane found ongoing inspiration and mentorship through her instructors, studying under James Rosati, Louis Finklestein, Louis Kahn and Bernard Chaet among others.
Egg tempera is egg yolk mixed with pigment, a medium used for centuries because of it's brilliance and longevity. Since egg tempera dries quickly, it lends itself to small strokes, like hatching, with smaller detail brushes.
One can lay down larger areas with flats about 1/2" in size, but the good soft watercolor brushes, like the Kolinsky sable are ideal for the cross hatching. Since the brushes don't get a lot of wear and tear with the medium, and because egg tempera is easy to wash out, good brushes should last a long time. It is worth the investment, since higher quality hair moves and picks up the pigment more smoothly, resulting in a better working experience.
With her full experience as an artist and instructor, Jane's work is highly sought and you can see more of her pieces on her website: JaneCarrStudio.com, or follow the progress of the Stagecoach Run Art Festival, the Smithy Pioneer Gallery and the Cooperstown Art Association's Juried Regional Show.
For more brush information, check out the Dynasty Brush website.