Wednesday, March 28, 2012

My Review of Matisse Background Colors

Originally submitted at Jerry's Artarama Art Supplies

Highly pigmented, low-tooth gesso for various applications! This revolutionary new paint and primer from Australia's premier acrylics producer has taken the art world by storm! Matisse Background Colors are a highly-pigmented, low-tooth gesso that can be used for anything from creating tin...

Very easy to mix with gesso.

By Bit from Staples, MN on 3/28/2012


4out of 5

Pros: Glides Smoothly

Best Uses: Art

Describe Yourself: Artist

Primary use: Personal

Was this a gift?: No

I mixed this product with gesso and molding paste as a background for several paintings and am very please with it's aid in helping spread the paint mix onto the canvas. It created a nice texture covered surface to work on.


Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Finished up some paintings and added them to this blog. The camera person didn't do a very good job but at least I'm finish with them, though I am never really finished because I have more then one painting going at the same time.  I am trying not to think of Gardens and Gardening as it is very distracting to this artist.  Once my hands are in the soil I want to be outdoors.  I may set up a studio location in the back shed so that it feels like outdoors .....will have to think about that. 
The large canvases are stretched and two have the 1st background coat of paint on them and one of them has the idea I have in mind painted in.  Much more left to do.  So far I like what I see, but until its over it isn't over.  I plan to take pictures as I move along the process to document the different stages of this.  I've never painted a true series before so it could be interesting at least to me!

Painting done this year 2012