It's really cool to use a medium that allows for light over dark. Dropping in highlights, softening harsh edges... I'm liking it! :-)
This is my third gesso panel. The first two were smooth with lots of pinholes. This one had a rougher surface with fewer pinholes and a bit of sanding helped smooth it down.
Tempera is pure pleasure. Collecting, studying, and mixing pigments. Practicing brush technique. Reading books on practice and history. :-)