Wednesday, August 19, 2009

New materials

Just got home from a vacation and got my big-ass roll of Oil-primed Belgian linen in the mail. This is the stuff many pros seem to use for smooth, detailed and archival oil painting. Seems real nice and evenly-smooth, so no more bumpies in people's faces or in still lives destroying the illusion. I feel like a better painter already.
http://www.utrechtart.com/dsp_view_products.cfm?classID=1314&subclassID=131411&brandname=Claessens

Also, Just got a package of oil-primed linen mounted on birch panels. Unbeliveably nice stuff. They have the Claessens 13 on panels as well as another that is actually smoother. Can't wait!
http://www.newtraditionsartpanels.com/

Tomorrow finish this sunflowers piece, (which is more of a learning/experience thing) and then some fun stuff coming up that you'll have to wait for in the realm of fantasy illustration.

1 comment:

Vermeer said...

Thank-you very much for your comments on how you photographed you paintings! Look forward to seeing your work in "real time"