Tuesday, March 6, 2012

67. Trying out a New Painting Surface

5x7 oil/panel

A friend Catherine sent me a couple of samples of a different kind of masonite panel.  It is coated in a sort of enamel.   I honestly did not think the paint would adhere well, but I wanted to give it a try, as she liked it alot.

It is maybe the slickest surface I've ever painted on, but, incredibly, the paint did adhere.  It is a great surface if you want to do a wipe-off technique, as you can get back to nearly the white ground with no problem... It was actually quite pleasant to paint on.  She sent me a couple more, and I'll give them a try also... 

I do have a few reservations about long-term archival quality.. I will let this one dry and see if the paint has any issues with flaking off.. but it seems so far like it will be a nice option if you do not want to go through the trouble of gessoeing or oil priming your boards.. Stay tuned, and I'll let you know!



Well you certainly did not have any trouble producing a great painting on the new surface!!! Love the muscle definition on the horse and the red shirt - loose but yet detailed.

Judy P. said...

Nice high-key light, and I like your background too. So much on so small!