Saturday, September 21, 2013
OIL ON GESSOBORD
The last few paintings have been on Gessobord because I forgot to order the panels I like to use. I usually do my small paintings on Raymar canvas panels. The Gessobord has a matte finish and feels rather chalky to the touch. The first strokes of paint almost feel like they are being absorbed by the gesso. Over the years I have tried just about any surface out there for painting and have loved them all for varying periods of time. Then I fall out of love and try another one. I recently bought Centurion oil primed linen panels for a workshop I will be taking in MD next week. When I wipe out an area, I am always frustrated by the color that is left on the canvas. My hope is to be able to wipe down to the white without having to deal with so much of the leftover color. We will be painting from a model which I have not done in years. I suspect there will be lots of wiping. The artist is Nancy Seamons Crookston. Check out her work, it is beautiful.
Posted by Anita Tresslar at 9/21/2013 01:34:00 PM
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Oil on canvas panel
I decided at the last minute to join a painting challenge for September. At first I wasn't going to do it because my painting time has been limited lately. But I decided to do as many paintings as I can and be happy with the outcome. I chose skyscapes and landscapes to take myself out of my comfort zone of always painting still lifes. I also want to loosen up and paint a little faster. This is my first painting but haven't had time to post until now.
This 30 paintings in 30 days challenge was created by LESLIE SAETA.
Posted by Anita Tresslar at 9/04/2013 04:57:00 PM