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I have started on a panel painting of "The 'Mary' in Kimberly" using an arched icon panel made by Pandora, my main panel supplier. I am starting my painting with an egg tempera underpainting in soft greens including a pigment called Bohemian Green Earth, over which fleshtones will be laid in. Egg tempera is a translucent painting medium used by icon writers of icon panels, and I use it overall for it's luminous effects. Luminosity is built through the application of many thin translucent layers of paint.