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Sunday, January 08, 2006

favorite support for art work

Beth asked what my favorite support for oil pastels is ? Well...i have to say, this is one of the first times i used them and i used the canvas paper cause i found it at a scrap place. LOL...now i do have some from Micheals but i was afraid to "ruin" it...i know, i shouldn't think that way but now that i have worked with the "scrap" stuff i feel confident enough to cut and color, paint, collage away on the "good" stuff...LOL. So you will see more oil pastels on cavas paper along with other techniques with this very cool support!

As for other favorite supports, here is what i use -

Support for collages - i use water color paper (120 to 400 lb), canvas panels, mat board and cardboard that has been covered in gesso.

Oil Paintings - i use stretched canvas covered in 3 coats of gesso.

i have a tendency to buy stuff then hang on to it cause i think my art work isn't good enough to do on something that is a bit expensive. So i have decided to just get out that canvas paper and try some different techniques on it....i am thinking, i will try some things on canvas panels too. Who knows maybe i will find the perfect technique!!

have to mention here that i get all my art supplies at www.dickblick.com they have the best prices on canvas and paint that i have seen. not affiliated just a very happy, long time customer.

happy creating!

3 Comments:

  • Reading the blogs of other artists like yourself has made me laugh at myself so much over the past few days! I too will "store" "save" or if you prefer my husbands term "horde" art supplies waiting for the big magical inspiration one of a kind project that I just know is going to show the world how creative an artist I am... One of this year's resolutions is to use up stuff- mainly so I can buy more as I have run out of studio storage space... So glad to know I'm not so "out there" or at least I'm not so all alone, Julie dd

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:31 PM, January 17, 2006  

  • I agree with you Julie! i have stuff that is years and years old but i keep hanging onto it for that special art...well i have decided to use what i have and not buy anything else until i make a large dent in what i have!! good luck with using your stuff too.

    By Blogger kellymparker, at 10:54 AM, February 05, 2006  

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    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:56 AM, May 22, 2006  

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