Tuesday, December 7, 2010

pastel on gesso

In my studio, another batch of 4-ply rag mag boards with gesso on both sides is awaiting the pumice-gesso ground for pastel. I wondered what would happen if I painted directly on the gessoed board (no pastel surface mixture on it). I applied a watercolor foundation on top of the gesso and pastel on top of that. This painting didn't require any wipe offs so the gesso alone had enough tooth for my needs.

8 comments:

  1. oooooooooooooooooh, this one is just plain GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!

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  2. Nice!

    It looks like everything is moving. De wind is blowing trough the trees.
    It look like a nice place to be!

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  3. These paintings are stunning. I'm a fan--new follower. Wm

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  4. You are the master of foregrounds!!! Magical. I've got my pumice and gesso ready. Why gesso both sides of the board? Thanks.

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  5. Hi Marianne, so the 4 ply mat board will stay flat.If you gesso just one side, as it dries, it will curl.

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