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LarrySeiler
06-05-2001, 08:32 AM
Since it comes up as a frequent question here, and other boards, I just wanted to bring to everyone's attention that I have a published editorial now demonstrating how I make them. Hope you'll find it informative.

Here's my article- http://www.wetcanvas.com/Articles/Larry_Seiler/110/

Larry Seiler



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"Painting is easy when you don't know how, but very difficult when you do!" Edgar Degas

BillieD
06-06-2001, 06:26 PM
I had a chance to check out this demo...It is fantastic! It comes at a very good time for me, as well. I had the oppotunity to find out what happens when a little bit of water gets splash on the pre-fab canvas board...uck. I doubt the damage would be as devastating or happen so quickly on the masonite using acrylic medium, neither of which accept water so readily once dry.

One question, I have heard of people using burlap, (actually seen it, it was a very interesting effect.) I am wondering about using poly/cotton sheeting...is that advisible?

My Mom has an old photo of herself as a child she wants me to paint. I think the smoother fabric would be good for portrait work.

Have anyone tried this? And, is it advisible?

carly
06-06-2001, 10:04 PM
I've used sheeting fabric before when I couldn't find canvas and stretched it...gessoed it front and back. I know...you're thinking that must have been in the dark ages!

You might like to check out linen...it comes in very smooth textures also and is used for canvas. Silk would be a good choice too...but pure silk fabric is quite expensive!
carly

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"Everything is not art and Art is not everything, but it comes close."....carly

LDianeJohnson
06-07-2001, 11:20 AM
Thanks for the demo Larry...a great tutorial. Where do you purchase your masonite?...Do you buy a large sheet and cut to size yourself, buy fixed sizes in bulk, or other...?

Diane

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2001/2002 Plein Air Workshops (http://www.LDianeJohnson.com/workshops/)

LarrySeiler
06-07-2001, 11:41 AM
Perhaps its a convenient thing here in Wisconsin, I don't know..being a logging wooded area...but, I go to lumberyard suppliers....or places like Menards. You can purchase a 4' x 8' sheet, 1/8th inche for about $13....and a 1/4" for about $17.

I also look for 4'x 4' cuts of birch and cherry veneer...which is quite light for making many panels intended for travel, and cut accordingly.

One has to factor in that wrapping canvas around the edges will widen and length boards, so one might want to cut their sizes about 1/8th" shorter. Or, simply use a razor and clean cut the canvas to the edge.

Larry

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The "Artsmentor"
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"Painting is easy when you don't know how, but very difficult when you do!" Edgar Degas

DavidF
06-07-2001, 02:43 PM
Thanks for the tip. I shall file the pages for certain future use!

Regards DavidF

LDianeJohnson
06-08-2001, 01:29 PM
Thank you Larry...and for the tips on light weight boards as well!

Diane

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L. Diane Johnson (http://www.LDianeJohnson.com/) NAPA, PSA
2001/2002 Plein Air Workshops (http://www.LDianeJohnson.com/workshops/)