Artist and Studio
Thomas Jefferson Kitts’ palette

Thomas Jefferson Kitts’ palette

Matisse’s palette at the Matisse museum in Le Cateau-Cambrésis

Matisse’s palette at the Matisse museum in Le Cateau-Cambrésis

pastel set

pastel set

Renoir’s paint box and palette, Musée d’Orsay;

Renoir’s paint box and palette, Musée d’Orsay;

Thomas Jefferson Kitts
Society of Tempera Painters
"Egg tempera is a painting process that uses egg yolk to bind pigments. The artist must manufacture the paints him/herself by the simple process of mixing finely ground pigment, water and dilute egg yolk."
Although tempera has been out of favor since the Late Renaissance and Baroque eras, it has been periodically rediscovered by later artists. The 20th century saw a significant revival of tempera including artists Giorgio de Chirico, Otto Dix, Eliot Hodgkin and Andrew Wyeth.

Society of Tempera Painters

"Egg tempera is a painting process that uses egg yolk to bind pigments. The artist must manufacture the paints him/herself by the simple process of mixing finely ground pigment, water and dilute egg yolk."

Although tempera has been out of favor since the Late Renaissance and Baroque eras, it has been periodically rediscovered by later artists. The 20th century saw a significant revival of tempera including artists Giorgio de Chirico, Otto Dix, Eliot Hodgkin and Andrew Wyeth.

Claude Monet’s palette at the Musee Marmottan, Paris.  Photo

Claude Monet’s palette at the Musee Marmottan, Paris.  Photo

John Singer Sargent’s palette.  Harvard museum

John Singer Sargent’s palette.  Harvard museum

Alexander Korman’s palette

Alexander Korman’s palette

Joyce Werwie Perry's palette