This is a window display showcasing some of my 'Roman' inspired egg tempera paintings. The right-hand photo shows the low plinth in front of the left side display covered with all the items I use when displaying and demonstrating at public historical shows. For paint palettes I use oyster shells and small wooden bowls.
The pigment box is handmade from oak, the glass pigment jars are reproduced from archaeological finds. In the front of the plinth are the wooden gesso boards used to paint on, like canvas is used to for oil paintings. In the centre are the eggs (egg yoke) these are binders for the coloured pigments.
The shield next to it shows the Gorgon- head seen at the Roman Baths at Bath and the sun god 'Sol'. Above these are various 'Late Roman' scenes and a cavalryman on patrol. This one I use as a display piece.
The two shields on the right are 'works in progress'. The shield on the left depicts a typical 5th Century Roman soldier with 'Nike' the goddess of Victory at the bottom. Next to this is a 'Neptune' shield displaying the sea god with the white wave crests as horses. Below him is a typical Roman merchant ship. Above these shields display various Gladiator scenes. This window display is showing the rest of this week until Tuesday 9th February.