This page is meant to answer some questions about the mixed oil and egg tempera technique I use for my paintings. The Mische, or Mixed, technique was invented by the Flemish Masters of the 15th century. The tempera allowed them to paint exquisite detail, while the oil layers permitted sumptuous blending and realism. In concert the two media offer unparalleled luminosity, as light travels through the oil glazes and reflects off the highly opaque tempera beneath.

My descriptions are merely an overview and not a how-to. The technique involves many steps which I have ommitted for the sake of brevity. If you are interested in learning this method, I highly encourage you to study at one of the seminars offered by my teacher, Professor Philip Rubinov-Jacobson.

1. The detailed compositional drawing is rendered on the panel, in ink.