Instagram Post: ‘A Love Letter to my Wife’. Egg Tempera on Gesso. I have been saving up the excitement of returning to my beloved egg tempera medium for more than 16 years. This painting is one of what will be a series of figure studies planned for a long time. I find the challenge of working in this centuries-old and noble tradition both exciting and challenging all at once, trying to add something distinctive of my own to it, and celebrating the timeless beauty of the human form. It keeps me anxious, hopeful, and keen to go to work. ‘Morning in Casciano’. Egg Tempera on Gesso Panel, 620 x 915mm, 2020. Private Collection.