Friday, March 24, 2017

Panel Board and masonite.

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.  
http://thoughtco.com A guide to painting on wood or hardboard.

Painting on Panel Board

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

To Use Mdf board or not?

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. 

Monday, March 20, 2017

A study using Schminke w/c's

I have made several purchases.  I usually work from w/c tube paint.  Recently I discovered working
From 1/2 w/c of professional quality very enjoyable.  Happy Painting everyone.

 

Recent Studies

Grist Mill a watercolor study


It is very difficult to work from my iPad.  It is on it's way out after only 4 1/2 yrs. Just trying to post some of my recent works.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Practice, practice,practice!



Challenging myself

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.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Apple Pickers

Apple Pickers a study

Working on a theme.  The Apple Pickers, this is a study in oil on multi media paper.
Just trying to sketch out various formats before I attempt this on canvas.
Also trying out a new app for blogging Blogtouch for bloggers, not having any success.  Happy painting everyone.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Lemons and a tea pot.

Lemons and a tea pot
8x16 oil on Raymar panel

I have been studying gesture and color, impressionism.  Love the affect of broken lines and just an impression of what I have set up.  Still so much to learn, but loving the journey.  Happy Painting everyone.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Lemons and a tea pot

Gesture Lines and watercolor study
Lemons and Tea Pot

The weather on Long Island is damp and dreary, rain but warm temps.  Well, thought it would be
a good idea to stay in and do some doodle sketches in my watercolor journal.

Having fun with this technique now I will attempt an oil.  Happy Painting everyone.