Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Winter Pines 6"x 8" O/P
It has been a long time since I have painted a piece this small.

The panel is a Masonite board that has been prepared with two coats of acrylic gesso. The first coat was the gesso as it came from the jar and the second coat was gesso with a modelling paste mixture. This mixture gave the painting surface a texture that mimicked the brush that applied it. The mixture can be further refined with continued brushing.
This panel was then blown dry and a coat of "watery" (odourless mineral spirits) oil paint applied. ( a sort of orange in this case) I then used the blow dryer to evaporate the OMS from the surface. The remaining thin layer of oil paint on the surface (optional) was then rubbed with paper towel to even out the colour.

I like the visual effect of the texture when the paint is applied.

I was now set to go.
'til next


rob ijbema said...

this has got everything i like about your work frank,it is so alive and full of character

Frank A. said...

Thanks Rob. I really appreciate that comment.Hey, I have to say, it seems that I see your work all over the net !( well, almost) very impressive "stuff". Do not know what you have done with your palette, but love this one.

Spring is coming.... :-)

René PleinAir. said...

Indeed very springy and so certain about the brush marks.

Frank A. said...

Hi Rene.Thanks for your comments.
Lots of rain in the last two days..the snow is disappearing fast. I say, "good bye" to it. Yes , spring is on the way.
I have really been enjoying your webpage and the 'big'repros. of your paintings.

Take care..

Candy Barr said...

Beautiful brush marks on all of your work. Saw your waterfall on RenePleinAir site.. I'm putting a link to your blog! Completely fabulous.

Frank A. said...

Candy..Thankyou for your kind comments and for linking.
Keep pushing paint ! :-)