1 November 2008

Online Art Gallery.

'Tree of Life' by Helena Marrion, my mother. Egg Tempera A4.

Mum had worked in oils until one day we were at the National Gallery admiring the paintings of saints, cucumbers and angels by the Florentine artist Carlo Crivelli. We remarked on the exquisite colours and looking on the label saw they were painted with tempera, a medium where pigment is mixed with egg yolk. We got some tempera paints from Cornelius and she painted this. The tree is the magnolia from her garden in Telford and each bud contains a baby.

This will take you to her picasa album.