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It's all part of the process. I like that you share it all. :D
That palette cleans very well. Clever idea, this glass shelf!
Thanks Robin :)Thanks Judy :)The glass shelf was an idea I picked up from another Artist, who in fact had one made at a much greater cost than the one I found in Ikea.
Looks like one of those solid cutting boards, good idea. I haven't used oils yet, too messy for use at our weekly art location. I am experimenting with gouache and Indian ink on watercolour paper and canvas board, see my blog for details, have you ever tried this? It's fun!
Hi Shammickite, the palette is a shelf from Ikea complete with white backing, so perfect for my mixing. Good idea using gouache, it’s much more akin to oil, being opaque and you can work light on dark and also dark over light. Indian inks are fun, they come in such bright colours and being permanent is a bonus. I’ll pop over to your blog 🙂
Hi Shammickite, saw your blogpost. Couldn’t leave a comment, system even on ipad keeps signing me out :( Strange thing is yesterday I was able to comment on another blog, so why it is so picky today I just don’t know! Anyway, I really like what you did with your ink. I use Bombay ink, which is permanent, but it needs to really be dry. definitely use gesso, sand it slightly and do a second coat, that should give it a good base. 👍
I painted half of another little canvas board with gesso and left the other half untouched, and then used gouache to create a negative pic, and covered it all with Indian ink, but after it was dry and I washed it off, the gessoed half didn't seem to look any different from the un-gessoed half. So perhaps gesso doesn't make a difference. Anyway, I'm going to try a much bigger piece, stay tuned!!!!!!!!
Shammickite, sometimes it's just a case of experimenting with mediums. I've added colour to gesso, instead of white gesso > dry > then paint. It's finding your "thing" and what you enjoy and you can only do that by trying them out :)
I've added acrylic colour to gesso too, makes a painting quite different, and also have you tried black gesso.
Shammickite, Yes, ages ago I did a small portrait of William using a black gesso background. It worked okay, but at the time I didn't pursue doing more.....perhaps I should give another one a go!
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