Fergus Ryan, “Sudden Breeze.” Can you think of a more Irish name than Fergus Ryan? Egg tempera. The powdered pigments are mixed with the yolks of eggs (chickens, ducks, etc.). The water soluble medium lends itself to fine, opaque detail, similar to gouache. If you told me this painting was an Andrew Wyeth, you might fool me. This interior is from an abandoned village on a coastal island. Someone built this house, framed this window, hung the curtains, lived in these rooms. Now they’re gone. A lonely, haunting stillness remains.