Wednesday, August 13, 2008

"Inside Out"



I am trying out my gessoboard again after a long break. I had done it a few times way back and gotten frustrated with it. I remember now why I liked it. The brush strokes have a different feel. The paint tends to go on thinner ... they're slicker ... err something. The edges also tend to be a bit sharper, which is good for glass ... and apple slices.

Because my workshop in MA (next Spring) filled up rather quickly I have added a second just before it. Check over to the right (on my blog) for my full workshop schedule. I am adding March 2nd-4th, 2009, at the Parish Center for the Arts in Westford, MA. I've added a few other things lately as well - check it out.

3 comments:

flygye12 said...

a) i love the fact that u use the flat brush a lot...i recently discovered what fun it is to use :D
b) my compliments to ur family...the fact that you are actually able to paint daily speaks a lot about their support :)

Sharon said...

Hi Carol: I have been painting on masonite panels that are sooo economical -my hubby gets a 4 x 8foot sheet of masonite from the local lumber store for about $20 and cuts it into panels on his table saw, whatever sizes I want. I usually get 8x10, 9x12, 11x14 and 12x16" sizes and a full sheet gives me about 35 boards. (I let him do the layout!) I then take a mixture of 1 parts Weldbond wood glue to 5 part water and coat the boards and sides with that. It seals them and provides a great surface to paint on, a bit of tack with no texture, and the natural colour of the wood is a wonderful underpainting colour. If I want to tone the boards, I put dilute acrylic colour on before the sealing or they tend to get too slick. Works out to about 60 cents a panel and no need to ever run out!
Hope this helps
Sharon

Eldon said...

Hi Carol, found your blog through the blog link hiway. I love your work. I really like the way you handle your brush. Nothing I've seen seems to have one more stroke than was needed. By the way, "Codependent" makes me smile.
Eldon