New Pieces Recently Finished

Landscapes & Florals

I still have been painting on synthetic paper, which needs to be framed under glass or acrylic, but I wanted to try pieces that would not have to be under glass.  When starting I was not sure how the inks would work on some of the standard artist sub-straight, so I have been experimenting.

Integrated Bouquet

Integrated Bouquet

Abstracts

Cosmic Clouds

Cosmic Clouds

 
Winter’s Morning

Winter’s Morning

 
Late Autumn Sunset

Late Autumn Sunset

 
 
Circles of Thought

Circles of Thought

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New Pieces Recently Finished

Experimenting with new Sub-straights

I still have been painting on synthetic paper, which needs to be framed under glass or acrylic, but I wanted to try pieces that would not have to be under glass.  When starting I was not sure how the inks would work on some of the standard artist sub-straight, so I have been experimenting.

Inks on canvas

Normally I paint on synthetic paper, which is non-porous so the inks "float" on top.  This makes it difficult to control the inks but also allows for some great effects.

I tried different painting sub-straights with different results.  I discovered 2 that I am very happy with and will continue to paint on.

The first is a canvas specially treated for watercolor and mixed media artist.  Stellar Nursery was painted on one of these canvas.  The finished painting was varnished first with a UV protected acrylic finish then a top coat of acrylic gloss varnish was applied.

 

Urban Blooms   - ink on gessoed wood panel

Urban Blooms - ink on gessoed wood panel

 
Stellar Nursery   - Ink on canvas

Stellar Nursery - Ink on canvas

 
Ice Comet   - ink on gessoed wood panel

Ice Comet - ink on gessoed wood panel

The second sub-straight I am pleased with is a wood panel than has been gessoed with an ultra smooth finish.  Both Urban Blooms and Ice Comet were painted on this.  When completed these were also varnished first with a UV protected acrylic finish then a top coat of acrylic gloss varnish was applied.

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