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.
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.
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.
Great depth in this work, I love the bluff, I think the smoother painting surface gave this work a nice blended effect.
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.
Thank you Celia and Christine - I will persevere with the boards!