Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Gesso panel preparation

This is documentation how do I prepare my gesso boards.
I use MDF or hardboard for large formats. Large formats are glued to a frame to suport it.
I size the surface with 60g/1000g water size solution and use bologna chalk for filler. I cover it with about eight layers and then when dry I scrape them smooth. I dust them with charcoal to see ridges and keep scraping until they are white again and completely smooth.
It is much faster and cleaner than sandpaper, and also cheaper :)

Saturday, 19 January 2019

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Monday, 30 July 2018

Sunflowers still life

40x40cm sunflowers still life painted from life while they were dying away.