Showing posts from September 12, 2010

kid's tempera paint and charcoal

Open studios with Sandra Spagnuolo was so much fun yesterday!  We played with tempera paint pucks.  We added charcoal, we then dipped the whole thing into water.  Some of the paint and charcoal washed away.  We then worked back into the painting.  We were definitely not to get too attached to what we had done as it could wash away in the next step!  Lessons in letting go, letting the art flow.  Good stuff. This piece seems to be a bit dark to me although I do like it.  We coated our pieces with matt medium but that doesn't have to be the final step.  I will continue to work with this piece.  Maybe add some pencil crayon or something to lighten it up a bit.