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The Bluff

10 May 2012
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This was the first time I have painted on board rather than canvas and I must say I found it tricky especially when layering wet paint on wet like with the clouds.  Would love any tips for painting on board!  Thank you.

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on 10 May 2012 5:21 PM

Delighful painting, beautiful colors, love the bluff.  Michelle, I recently used a panel coated with gesso and found the surface very slick.  I was working in acrylics so I didn't have the same problem you did, but I did have a problem with the paint getting nicked off of the surface.  The paint seemed to just sit on the surface.  The next time I use one (I have a few I haven't used yet) I'm going to rough up the surface with sand paper and hopefully the paint will bond with the surface.

on 11 May 2012 1:02 AM

Thanks Sharon for your comments - I might try the same thing with the surface of the board - I am certainly used to the rougher surface of the canvas helping to take the paint off the brush and onto the surface.

Celia Blanco wrote
on 11 May 2012 5:37 AM

Great depth in this work, I love the bluff, I think the smoother painting surface gave this work a nice blended effect.

on 11 May 2012 7:02 AM

The people emphasize the size of the bluff.  Michelle, I actually enjoy using the smoothness of the board and, using a palette knife, scrape away.  The paint dries a little faster on the boards and it allows the under layer to show through.  

on 11 May 2012 11:15 PM

Thank you Celia and Christine - I will persevere with the boards!