Oil Paint

   I found out about egg tempera paint when researching the 1527 painting Portrait of Sir Thomas More by Holbein the Younger. I wondered how he got so detailed. I found it was under-painted in egg tempera and glazed with oil paint. It was inevitable that at some point I would begin working with oils over egg tempera and I started experimenting in 1997. I found that the inherent detail and fast drying of tempera paints and the subtlety and color quality of oil paints made for an effective approach to painting. I have used many different painting media for under-painting over the years, but the piece happens when I begin working with oils.



an oil painting by Charles Rowe
Chassahowitzka River
an oil painting by Charles Rowe
Acadia Maine
an egg tempera painting by Charles Rowe
Ozello
an egg tempera painting by Charles Rowe
Bayport
an oil painting by Charles Rowe
Osprey
anoil painting by Charles Rowe
Red Shouldered Hawk
an oil painting by Charles Rowe
Bayport
an oil painting by Charles Rowe
Pine Island
an oil painting by Charles Rowe
Black Skimmers
an oil painting by Charles Rowe
Spoonbills
an oil painting by Charles Rowe
Chassahowitzka River
an oil painting by Charles Rowe
Acadia Maine
an egg tempera painting by Charles Rowe
Ozello
an egg tempera painting by Charles Rowe
Bayport
an oil painting by Charles Rowe
Osprey
anoil painting by Charles Rowe
Red Shouldered Hawk
an oil painting by Charles Rowe
Bayport
an oil painting by Charles Rowe
Pine Island
an oil painting by Charles Rowe
Black Skimmers
an oil painting by Charles Rowe
Spoonbills