“Ready to Go” was done in 2007 using solely a palette knife. I was once told such a work would be like painting with melted butter and would not hold up because egg tempera cannot be applied thickly and each successive layer must be applied over dried strokes. This work was done using a dispersion pigment (liquid from Guerra Paints) mixed with egg yoke, but keeping the consistency thicker than I would typically do when painting with brushes.
Now after 4 years the painting is completely dry, no flaking and looks the same as when originally done. I share this with you in the spirit of Robert Vickery’s claims that egg tempera can be a far more versatile medium than tradition dictates.