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10"x 7" oil on gesso'd panel. Available.
I had so much fun painting on a new surface. I was out of canvas so I gesso'd some masonite and love the smooth flow of paint over the board. When formerly painting illustrations, the illustration board was coated with gesso and then the surface was oil painted. But this was so much smoother that I was really surprised how differently the brush glides over the board––I’ll definitely be returning to this!
While reading Carol Marine’s blog:
( http://carolmarine.blogspot.com ) I learned that she is experimenting with smooth surfaces and also finds them stimulating. She gives very good comparisons of brushes used on this surface. I’m still experimenting with different types and brands of brushes. It is no wonder then that I haven’t found "my style"––I don’t even know what my favorite brushes are! Recently I have been using more flats than the filberts I usually favor. This latest painting was done with a #12 and #8 flat.