I talk about one of my paintings at Art!Vancouver 2017: Modern Art and Petroglyphs, my techniques and approach to creating layers and using symbolism. Visit my website Modern Cave Paintings to see my newest work.
I accumulate many watercolour paintings during the course of a year! During my workshops, I often use segments of my warm up sketches or my entire demos as painting starts and make them into high end paintings. However, framing all of them can be a big expense. So early in my painting career I decided […]
Create interesting black and white shapes with black gesso Using black gesso apply interesting black shapes on a white surface. Let dry. Organize your leftover blue color family paints Move around your surface with different colors within the same color family. In this example I am working with blues. Put thin layers of blue colors […]
Why to Use Gesso? Gesso is used for tooth adhesion for your support. This allows the subsequent layers of paint to “stick” your surface. Make certain you clean your lids and close them properly to prevent your gesso from clumping. Create a textured surface using a colored gesso and palette knife Normally Gesso is used […]
Gesso is used in artwork as a preparation for any number of substrates such as wood panels, canvas and sculpture as a base for paint and other materials that are applied over it. In the past we used Rabbits skin glue or gypsum. Now we use calcium carbonate in a latex base. Works on a […]