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04-12-2003, 01:54 PM
Year Created: 2003
Dimension: 23 x 7 in
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!
Just thought I'd try something a little different. It was fun.
MY QUESTIONS FOR THE GROUP:
04-12-2003, 03:31 PM
Added a little to the boat...
04-12-2003, 03:36 PM
This is a wonderful piece Wes......colors are exciting! There's no stopping you!
04-12-2003, 05:53 PM
wahoooooo....thats what I'm talking about...!! love this
04-12-2003, 07:15 PM
Beautiful Wes! Looks like you're having fun with texturing your gesso?
wow, love the colors and texture . great job:)
04-13-2003, 06:20 PM
i think the colours and textures are wonderful it would be really good to see in real life and the detail on the boat look awesome
congratulations on such good work!
04-13-2003, 07:03 PM
wow!!!! this is possibly my favorite of yours. It's hot and beautiful. Love the format. And the sunkissed boat.
04-14-2003, 09:30 AM
Those colors are to die for and the format...pure genius!
04-14-2003, 12:00 PM
Thanks everyone. :)
Mark, this is the smoothest board I've ever worked on. I took special care to keep the gesso as untextured as possible. I was going to make this a fairly smooth painting, but I kept getting thicker and thicker, layering in all different colors, and finally started globbing paint on in areas, then spreding it, so there's actually a lot of texture to it now.
I found another frame down at Glaser's on the discount wall, and Scott gave me a board to cut down to size for it. I painted this from the left over scrap.
Here's the other piece of board with the start of the other painting:
04-14-2003, 03:51 PM
please share what kind of smooth board you are working on...
04-14-2003, 04:34 PM
Dianne, this is just gessoed masonite. I only meant I took care to keep texture out of the gesso surface. If you want ultra-smooth, use oil primed birch hardboard.
In the desert scene I started, I heavily textured the gesso, even drizzling globs of the stuff on and no sanding.
04-14-2003, 05:35 PM
I am LOVING these rich reds and browns you're working with lately, Wes!
04-14-2003, 05:41 PM
Thanks Wes//...our artbabe just started using duron and wondered if you were trying the same. Do you use white gesso? (sorry for the questions) and drizzle on globs? I ve read about using some sort of material that usually is used with potters material.
04-14-2003, 06:20 PM
Me, too, Helen. :)
Yeah, just regular old white gesso. I usually do four coats. If I want it smooth, I sand between each layer. For extra rough I just dribble and glob as I go, leaving each as is under the next layer. Great technical terms, eh? ;)
04-14-2003, 06:29 PM
The paint in this picture is very thin. All the texture is from gesso and the rough side of the masonite.
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