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This is a sketch for a play by Anna Portch entitled “Our Savouress”. If the design is accepted it will be part of the play – coming soon to a theatre near you (if you live in London).

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  1. Come see the short play “Our Savouress” by Anna Portch, part of the GRAFT scratch night at the Pleasance Theatre on Monday 8th November 2010 from 7:00pm

  2. Hi, I followed rather a lot of links and ended up here (started at Jacksons art on FB). I’m very interested in doing a spot of painting on gold, but am told I need to use egg tempera to stop the paint flaking off eventually. You’re obviously very experienced in this, and wondered if you’d tell me if this is true and point me in the right direction?? Any advice at all would be really welcome! Thank you.

    1. Hi Annabel, thanks for the enquiry. I wouldn’t say I have a lot of experience but I do have some so will try to help. Using egg tempera with gold is a long established way of painting and there are specific processes for painting on top of gold or layering gold on top of the paint . When you want to paint on gold egg tempera is a useful medium, however it is not the only one and it all depends on what you want to achieve. You might for example find a use for powdered gold in egg as a paint. Can you say more about what you want to achieve? That will help. It is the case that if you lay gold leaf on a hard sized surface, you can then paint on top of it with egg tempera medium and finish with varnish to create a very durable painting. I can give you more info – email me at sarah@sarahdixonfineart.co.uk – and as a reference, The Practice of Tempera Painting by Daniel V. Thompson is very detailed and clear on using gold with egg tempera paint.

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