New Orleans & Southern Art Paintings of Peppers by artist Linda Paul
Original sculpted egg tempera paintings of peppers, the holy trinity (green pepper, onion and celery) and an ode to mama's southern & cajun cooking!
These are sculptures as well as paintings. All the major elements were sculpted in low relief before being painting in pure egg tempera.
buy the canvas prints of these paintings
Each original is 10" x 10". They are painted on 1" thick maple boards with hand-painted sides. These paintings arrive at your door ready to hang and do not need to be framed.
These original works of art are sculptures as well as a paintings! All the elements were sculpted in low relief before being painting in pure egg tempera. This art work was painted in many layers of egg tempera made from natural ground stones and egg yolk. Linda Paul uses lapis lazuli, malachite and ochers from ancient mines in Provence France to make her paint. read more about the French ochre mines
After the sketches are done, I study them to see if I like the placement of the main elements, I look at positive and the negative space between the elements. Color is barely a thought at this stage. But I find myself being inspired by the colors in a blue crab. Because this series will be sculpted in bas-relief, I have to nail down the placement of the elements because I can not move them once they are sculpted.
2. The Sculpting Process
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