|Working on background|
Just playing with various techniques for the background of the apple pickers. This also another panel board. I tried to share the Roger Bansemer video on panel board as a substrate of oil and acrylic paintings. Still very confused. I have used archival canvas panel and gessoboard purchased from Blick Art supplies. In the end, after more research I will probably used raymar panels which I have used as well. In the meantime it is still bothering me, that so many professional artist use masonite, mdf and panel board. Yet I do respect the professional artist such as Jim Serrett who do not like using this type of surface.
|Oil on mdf just a study|
I recently purchased white panel board, with is basically painted mdf board. It is wonderful to paint on after the surface is slightly sanded and gesso is appliced. I was told that it isn't wise to paint on mdf board it lacks archival or it simply won't stand the test of time. I did some research on my own only to find that there are so many artist who Paints on mdf, professional artist, such as Roger Bansemer, Peter Brown, a large number of British artist that I follow.
So this can be a bit confusing. The truth be told, in my case, I don't believe that I need to concern myself with that issue. But it was interesting to hear this from an artist who has worked in a museum and has seen fine pieces of art crumble.
My friend Joan is doing a one week challenge of 100 people sketches in a week. I don't have the time to commit officially but thought it would be fun to add sketching people when I had extra time.
I also included some horse and jockey drawings, I gave in and started to get free photos from the internet, maybe someday I
will get a chance to study horses from life. Happy painting everyone.