(Kansas City, Mo.) (RNS) Fresco painting is one of the oldest techniques known to mankind. In the late Medieval and Renaissance periods, it was one of the chief methods of painting church ceilings and walls. Kansas City Fresco artist Joy Baer continues in this long and revered tradition taking religious themes as her subject.

In this video, she explains the all-natural process of making paint with earth minerals and applying them on a porous surface. Fresco, one of the only “green” methods of painting, uses no plastics, solvents or synthetics.

Religion News Service video by Sally Morrow

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Sally Morrow

Sally Morrow

Sally Morrow joined Religion News Service in March 2012 as Photo/Multimedia Editor. She is a photographer and editor based in Kansas City, Mo. Morrow has worked as a multimedia editor and photographer at Newsday, The Des Moines Register, and the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.


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