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Painting and Gilding with Suzanne Scherer and Pavel Ouporov

July 5, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

©Suzanne Scherer and Pavel Ouporov, Language of the Birds, 2009 egg tempera, gemstones and 24-carat gold on wood panel, 24”x18”, Collection of Dr. Rick Daigle, Courtesy ACA Galleries, New York

Monday – Friday, July 3 – 7

In this week-long workshop come and explore a variety of classic and contemporary techniques in oil, tempera, or egg-oil emulsion painting. Egg tempera is a luminous painting medium with great potential for present-day artists as well as those interested in experiencing firsthand the painting methods of old masters. Combining historical Russian and Renaissance painting traditions with a contemporary approach, Scherer and Ouporov will co-teach the preparation of true gesso wood panels, the mixing of paints from dry pigments and egg yolk, egg-oil emulsion, under painting, glazing, gilding, embellishments, and more.  Artists may work in one or a variety of these painting methods.

American-born Suzanne Scherer and Russian-born Pavel Ouporov are a collaborative team who met while studying at the renowned Moscow Surikov State Academy Art Institute. They have received international recognition for their work, which is in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Harvard University Fogg Art Museum, the Library of Congress, NY Public Library, and The State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg, among others. See examples of their work at schererandouporov.com.


Gamble Education Center
9 Grace Street
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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