The solid color background is Color-aid, that old standby from color theory class, paper silk-screened in over 300 colors. The richly pigmented, velvety matte paint is Flashe. Designed in the early 1950’s to mimic the qualities of egg tempera; it’s highly pigmented, dries almost instantly and is permanent when dry, facilitating cumulative, meditative brush work.
I made a conscious effort to make the work sustainable in the sense that I don't need an elaborate setup to work. Water-based means no fumes, and it’s on paper so I can stack a whole year's worth of paintings in a folder.