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06-23-2007, 06:07 PM
I painted two seagulls from the same reference. #1 is on WC canvas and #2 is on Claybord. They are both 9X12 inches. Suggestions, C&C most welcome. Which one do you like best the canvas or claybord. I would like to do a series of four and I am trying to decide whether to use the canvas or the claybord. Thanks for looking.


06-23-2007, 10:01 PM
Oh my!!!!!!!!!!!!

I absolutely love the first one, but then i am more into details..:D

Which did you enjoy painting on best???

06-24-2007, 03:44 AM
I like the textures in the first one best

06-24-2007, 07:41 AM
Thanks JJ and vhere. I think I like the first one best too. JJ, I really enjoyed painting them both since they were little study pieces I didn't have any set expectations for them. I think I need to work on the water in the first one but the beach and bird I really like.

06-24-2007, 03:21 PM
I agree about the water

working with no expectations always produces the best work I find :)

Camellia Sinensis
07-01-2007, 05:47 PM
Funny, I'm also trying to do the same painting on claybord and canvas. So far I love claybord and get annoyed with canvas -so hard to layer color on it. I like better the second gull for its cleaner, crisp white. You could add a bit more texture and get the best of both pics on one. Good job!

07-02-2007, 12:11 PM
Love them both but the first gets my vote:thumbsup:

Southern Style
07-02-2007, 04:56 PM
I love the texture and colors in the first one! Great job!

rue d'oak
07-02-2007, 05:35 PM
I like the first one for the bird and beach, but ownder if softer water would let the bird "pop" more as your COI.


Joan T
07-02-2007, 08:16 PM
Both are great, but I love the texture in the first one.

07-03-2007, 04:24 AM
Love the texture (esp. in the sand) of the first one but love the water in the second one much better. Don't know if you (or anyone else) noticed but certain areas on the gull--like the legs, beak, certain areas on the wings--are much lighter on the clayboard than the canvas one. Not sure if that makes any difference tho.

My personal vote is #2 but that's mostly because I find the water on the first one distracting from the bird.


07-04-2007, 06:51 PM
I really like the first one!!