Eggs and Icon Painting

Eggs are a perfect protein and a great medium for Icon Painting

Eggs and Icon PaintingEggs are said to have both positive charge and negative charges, the negative is in the yolk  and the positive is in the white. Egg tempera uses only the negative aspect of the egg to paint divine image, hoping  the image is positive. Together, the positive and negative make a “perfect” teaching. I.E. we are completed in being and working both negative and positive realms.


I love eggs and I love Icon Painting.


 thank God your not an Egg,…


one in a millionEggs are laid by female animals, and have been eaten by humans for thousands of years. Bird and reptile eggs consist of a protective eggshell, white membrane and the yolk surrounded by a thin membrane to hold the potential information and ingredients for life. Popular choices for egg consumption are chicken, quail, duck, roe and caviar, but the egg most often consumed by humans is the chicken egg, by a wide margin.


 Chicken Eggs is a Global Industry


In 2010 there were almost 6,556 million layers worldwide, of which, 509 million were in Africa, 1,053 million in the Americas, 4,211 million in Asia, 765 million in Europe and some 18 million in Oceania. There are current debates concerning methods of mass production. If you have ever visited a chicken farm  or seen a delivery truck of live chickens you know what i mean.


opening eggI use the precious egg yolk for Icon Painting.


Hens’ eggs are the type of egg most frequently used. Duck eggs, gull eggs and quail eggs are less frequently used hard to find and too greasy to work with. I can’t use a Quail egg because they are so cute. Goose eggs and ostrich eggs are even bigger and unless I learn to paint with an enormous brush I believe I could never use the entire yolk in one day.


I’m not very picky about the eggs, perhaps I should be when you think i am changing the potential for life into divine image, one should use the best.  I need to  adjust the amount of water to the greasiness of the yolk for the best results  (eyeballing, not measuring) depending on whether the yolks
are fatty and deep orange or thin pale yellow (typical grocery-store eggs). Add a teaspoon of Vinegar.  I like the simplicity of plain egg yolk and water, and don’t feel the need to add preservatives such as clove oil or vinegar. Besides, my cats sometimes drinks the medium – so if you do use a preservative leave a lid on!

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