Tempera Batik is a style of painting that was developed to resemble true batik, without the use of fabric, wax or dyes. It is achieved by the following steps:
The ink is rinsed off carefully, some of the paint will rinse off too. The artist must take care to control the rinsing process. The painting is then allowed to drain completely, and is then moved onto newspaper. The painting is allowed to dry overnight.
“This is a process oriented style of painting that can bring truly wonderful, interesting, and more importantly, unexpected results! I enjoy the contrast between the realism and the abstraction found in each piece. I also love the vibrancy of color achieved by using tempera paint in conjunction with India ink.”