I have a friend who paints almost all her paintings with tempera paints. I think she’s even painting on newsprint. Talk about impermanent! (She does scan them and sell the prints, so I guess there’s some permanence in that.) Because she obviously enjoys the temperas, I thought I’d check them out and see what was so great about them. After all, I haven’t used them since… oh, maybe second grade.
Wow! They are so much fun to smear around with items other than brushes. Yeah, I was finger painting. Well, it was more like whole-hand painting. I did three paintings with the temperas.
(Mr. Aerten must think I’m completely insane.)
I may do more with this medium. I like the way the colors overlap and merge in a way I can’t quite achieve with acrylics. There’s some music I’ve been listening to that’s going to need this effect, I think.
But darn it… I really need to clean out my studio first.