Friday, January 22, 2016

2016 30 in 30 - Day 22

Leo's place...a closer view.  I'm starting to feel like a so many good things to paint across the road!
A Closer Look - 8"x8" oil on canvas.
Note that I really don't like the texture of canvas for my palette knife paintings so I mix about 2 parts GOLDEN light molding paste with 1 part GOLDEN gesso and a little squirt of transparent yellow iron oxide fluid acrylic and spread it over my panel and let it dry before I paint.  I find that if I just use gesso, it doesn't really get rid of the texture.  Sometimes I attach cotton muslin to a wood panel using gel medium and then coat with gesso for a larger piece.  The muslin is much finer than canvas but gives a tiny bit of texture.

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