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Old 01-03-2018, 08:20 AM
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Hey, new to here , wanted some feedback on this painting I made recently. Its around 36*48 on kraft paper and its mostly in acrylic the initial layers were sketched in in nupastel and charcoal and painted over with acrylics. Thank you, C&C welcome -Spike

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Re: Xpost acrylic Sunflower field

Welcome over here!

I'm assuming the ragged edges to be deliberate so how would you display this if sold?
It's a very vibrant painting and those foreground colours are a lovely mix.

BTW - to answer a question you asked in Acrylics .........
I use mountboard a lot for paintings (matboard in US) .... I usually have large-ish bits left after making the windows but I also have a large amount, free, from framers - if you know any, they might furnish you with some! .... of course, they won't be a big as this above!
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Welcome over here!

I'm assuming the ragged edges to be deliberate so how would you display this if sold?
It's a very vibrant painting and those foreground colours are a lovely mix.

BTW - to answer a question you asked in Acrylics .........
I use mountboard a lot for paintings (matboard in US) .... I usually have large-ish bits left after making the windows but I also have a large amount, free, from framers - if you know any, they might furnish you with some! .... of course, they won't be a big as this above!


With the few ive sold so far, all the owners have put them up with pins the way i have in my studio when working on them, and yes the edges are deliberately torn. I have been thinking about possibly finding a of not having pins in them but the torn edge look is one i enjoy so perhaps mounting them onto wood and cutting it to size. Ive gotten comments from professors that the torn edge look is one they quite enjoy , maybe its a modern thing but i really wish there was a solution. I like the idea of using matboard but it still is fairly expensiveish and rarely frame my works. Also this in general is the smallest size i work unless a commission calls for it to be smaller like an upcoming one ive got for an 18*24, but thatll be done on a canvas. I would love to hear if anyone hads a good solition for the edges when working like this
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Re: Xpost acrylic Sunflower field

I think your idea of mounting the whole work on a hardboard or plywood panel is probably the best - it would preserve the edges and present the piece as complete in itself - could look rather nice!
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When mounting it would i need to make the material mounted on it have the same kind of edge torn look?
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Re: Xpost acrylic Sunflower field

I think I'd keep it simple, straight edged.
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I think I'd keep it simple, straight edged.
I wonder if the board would be seen as the edges come up a bit when pinned
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Re: Xpost acrylic Sunflower field

A lively interpretation of a sunflower field. The brush work makes me think of Van Gogh.
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A lively interpretation of a sunflower field. The brush work makes me think of Van Gogh.
Vincent is one of my favorites. Ive studied a ton of his work, everytime i go to art museums im just taken away by the way he used brushstrokes and texture in his work
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