For the first time in my life I took part in a 'Roman' event at the #AncientTechnologyCentre , Cranbourne, Dorset UK, this brilliant and interesting site was to see extremes of weather over the two days of the event.
The first building you come across! The Viking Long house, above.
Above the Roman water mill, created by the 'Time Team', at one time at the Museum of London, now here at the ATC. The pitched canopy of the Saxon workshop with a recessed pit for the working area.
The Earth House, magnificent in its structure! These photos cannot do justice to the interior, you have to see it for yourself!!!!
The Iron Age Round House.
Neolithic Log Cabin.
The Roman Forge and workshop behind a garden full of plants from Roman times. This is the most accurate reconstruction based on finds from Roman Londinium. This is where I set up my painting display and demonstration.
The blacksmith at work in the forge.
So this is where I was! it's nice to have a workspace and to have room to display your wares in historic reconstructed historic surrounding, you don't get that chance everyday!!!!
Below is a series of photos showing the process to make the egg tempera paints.
So we end up with the egg yoke, yoke because of the fatty acids which act as the binder for the pigment, placing the contents onto a piece of granite or glass it's then easy to mix the two together to make the paint itself.
After mixing you need to transfer the paint into a palette of some sort, the Romans used oyster shells as an example. What you see is old mixtures I've used for previous paintings.
All that remains for me to do is thank Pascale Barnes and her staff & volunteers for such an interesting and delightful weekend event!!!!
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