Koo Schadler is a contemporary artist who favors techniques that were common in Medieval and early Renaissance art, but are not in wide use today, notably egg tempera painting and silverpoint drawing.
Though both mediums have their modern adherents, they are demanding in a way that many artists do not find appealing. Schadler, however, is drawn to their unique properties and the subtle effects both provide.
Her website offers a selection of her work, unfortunately reproduced frustratingly small, given the apparent level of attention paid to detail, with little hint of their surface qualities. You can, however, see her subtle approach to value and color. You can find somewhat larger images on the sites of galleries in which she is represented, listed below.
Her website also includes a section on the history and techniques of egg tempera and silverpoint, and she has written a book on Egg Tempera Painting that is available from the site.
Schadler’s work will be on display as part of an exhibition at the Southern Ohio Museum titled “Fast Forward to the Renaissance”, that will run from October 12 to December 30, 2013.