Back in 2006, I did an in-depth set of posts about a course I did with Professor Wallace at the Victoria and Albert Museum.
If you've ever wondered about what it's like to start painting with egg tempera from scratch try reading these posts which contain a lot of information.
- Egg Tempera Class at the V&A: The support and the drawing
- Egg Tempera Class at the V&A: the pigments and the grinding
- Egg tempera class at the V&A: painting with egg tempera
It certainly stimulated an interest in pigments and their behaviour which has continued. However I don't think egg tempera and I were made for one another and I haven't pursued it since - although I did put the learning to good use by creating an information site which has been well received by those who do want to paint in egg tempera. See Egg Tempera - Resources for Artists
However I still look at egg tempera paintings and think about giving it another go. I'm sure it was my brush technique which was the problem. That and the fact that I actually enjoyed drawing the Italian bowl rather more than I did painting it! :)