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Old 03-25-2019, 09:24 PM
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Re: Frustrated with paints

Update: thanks to all of the responses, I think I've got the paint cooperating now ! I ended up painting a thin coat of paint over the gesso; didn't sand it after it dried; and used a bit of glaze in the mixed paint....so far, it is going wel. THANK YOU! I might get this one finished after all
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Re: Frustrated with paints

While the chalk is ancient rock, the acrylic binder can go snotty. Even a new container can be "off" if something happened to it somewhere in the distribution chain between the mixing machine and the art store shelf. Age can be a factor, but temperature is often the culprit; freezing weather while being shipped, a too-warm warehouse, a hot truck sitting in the sun, etc... Even sitting in your studio near a window.
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Re: Frustrated with paints

I don't paint on gesso like this anymore even if sanded. Gesso is porous and sucks in the paint.
I always coat the dry gesso with Gac100, or matte polymer medium......then the paint moves so much better.
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Old 05-25-2019, 09:20 PM
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Ted and Derek:

Thanks for the input. Very much appreciated. I did FINALLY get it done---made that canvas obey
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beautiful!
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Old 05-26-2019, 02:20 PM
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Well you got a very nice painting in the end, despite the frustration!
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Good Job, Nanjo
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Colin and Derek: Thank you! The recipient was very pleased with the final painting.
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