SIGMA+

a personal art course, but with too many words and not enough drawings

Posts Tagged ‘Supports

Thinking About Oil

leave a comment »

Today was the last day of school. This means that I am now free to go to Art Friend and buy a box of student oil paints. Or maybe I can borrow from the art room. Hmm…

Swore-Never-To-Use-Acrylic-Again Acrylic Painting (SNTUAAAP, pronounced AAARGH) is getting along okay, slowly, but okay. Well, as ‘okay’ as a painting can be when you’re not really painting, just using the back cover of Newsweek to prevent your hand from smudging the graphite from the pencil.

From http://www.buzzle.com/articles/oil-painting-lesson-introduction-supports.html:

For those artists who may be on a tight budget but still want a descent [sic] quality surface to paint on, then canvas pads are a good choice. Canvas pads come in a variety of different sizes and are great for beginners who are just starting out. Canvas pads are great for practice or doing studies. Make certain you get a heavy weight canvas pad suitable to hold oil paint.

Yeah. So I think I’ll go buy one sometime.

Crap, this was meant to be a long and in-depth kind of thing but I was watching The Guild and it’s almost 11pm, so no more for now.

Written by krysjez

May 27, 2010 at 10:44 pm

Posted in Painting, Tools & Purchases

Tagged with ,

No-stretch anti-cockling solution for paper?

with 2 comments

I am too impatient to stretch paper before I use it. If a painting cockles, I turn it face down on a smooth, clean surface and wipe all over the back with a damp cloth. Then I put a drawing board over it, weight it down and leave it to dry. The cockling disappears as if by magic!

Terry Harrison, Brush with Acrylics: Painting the easy way

Gotta try this sometime. I’m really impatient as well, plus every time I try to stretch paper I just end up getting adhesive on my window and an unstretched piece of paper.

Written by krysjez

February 6, 2010 at 9:01 pm