Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Going Big

18x24 Acrylic on mdf  panel
After all the shopping on Mothers Day, I enjoyed using my 18x24 mdf panels.  Of course this is a larger painting of my new favorite place, Kings Park Bluff: We are returning there today.  I also started an 18x24 of  Sunken Meadow.  I will post that one later this week.

We have an art show on Saturday.  I will try to take some photos, locations will be at Art By The Falls, that is the Babylon Village Arts Council that will be putting on that show.  Hilda, if you are in the area it would be great to see  you.  I know you are busy, so don't worry if you can not stop by.

To to get ready to start my day, must find a way to lighten my load when painting outdoors. Happy Painting everyone.

14 comments:

  1. A great view and a great painting of that view.

    What sort of surface does the mdf panel have, Joan?

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  2. Hi John,
    Thank you. mdf board is a medium density fiberboard. I purchased large sheets from a Home Depot or Loews store (DIY store, don't know there commercial name in England.) But they come in 4ftx8ft. sheets and the gentleman cut them into 18x24 panels for me. In some stores they will cut them into 11x14, or 16x20 sheets. I ended up with 10 18x24 panels for only $10.00. that's a great buy, considering art canvas is so expensive, even the cheaper panels and canvases.

    I then prime the boards. first sanding to rough them up, then I apply a coat of gesso, then a second coat of gesso with texture paste. Or sometimes I just gesso and leave it with a smoother surface. The artist John Hammond works on these panels, and so does David Curtis, and Brian Ryder. Your countrymen. I learned all of this by these great artist.

    Wow! I hope that helps. John, you would love working on the surface, especially using acrylic, once the paint dries, your art can be sprayed with a fixative. But you know all of this. Your work it great John, keep sharing.

    All the best to you,
    Joan

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    1. Thanks for this, Joan. I'm familiar with MDF, I just wondered how you treated it ... and now I know. Be careful with the dust from sanding MDF it's a wee bit toxic.

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    2. Thank you John, that I didn't know, I will be careful.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  3. Such a beautiful scene, Joan!! You captured the beauty of this place!!!! Love how you painted the rocks...!!!
    I have a few things to do Saturday, HOWEVER, if I can squeeze you in, you KNOW I will. I truly hate
    to miss any of your shows...So I put you on the calendar as well....

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  4. Dear Hilda,

    Thank you, please don't worry if you can't make the show. I know how busy you are, hopefully some day you will show your beautiful work with us, have a great weekend.

    All the best to you,
    Joan

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  5. This is a lovely painting Joan ... what a peaceful scene. I hope everything went well at the Art show. ;)

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    1. Hi John,

      Thank you so much, yes the show went very well, I sold a few, that's always a nice feeling.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  6. Hi joan.
    Gorgeous painting my friend. That land over on the right of the painting, is spot on and as you know a must. The foreground rocks are brilliant. I don`t know why I am seperating the painting, all is a brilliant painting. All the best Joan.
    Vic.

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    1. Hello my friend, and thank you again. All the best to you, Joan.

      PS I will email you later, we are off to paint the fog.

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  7. Yes my friend, as John S says above, please be very careful of the dust when you or somebody else cuts it. I mostly use MDF board. I also get a supplyer to cut the sizes of my choice. All the best.
    Vic.

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    1. Thank you again my friend, for the info about the mdf board. I appreciate yours and John S. concerns.

      Joan

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  8. This has a Monet-esque feeling to it. You have captured the light beautifully.

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    1. Thank you so much Atul, for the lovely comment.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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