Friday, September 7, 2012

37 You're A Star

37 "You're a Star" 2x2 oil on mini board, copyright Laura Gable
I love the clayboard surface, though it does seem to absorb all the oil out of the oil paints. I discovered after completing this little bit of effort today (on a very tired day after Art Walk), that if I put a bit of gesso on these boards they don't absorb quite as much of the oil. So the future ones will have a nice coat of gold gesso applied first.
I was creating a slurry with fairly thinned paint, using the medium I've grown fond of (Gamsol, stand oil, linseed oil). It was fun to do a small experiment using paint and this medium.

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