Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Small bump in the road


Unfortunately Keith Rocco's painting workshop has been postponed due to a few folks dropping out. Keith needed a minimum amount of folks to attend to make it viable and we just managed to have the minimum (I think 4-5 people) before he pulled the plug. I'm going to go on and start painting the first of two projects I had planned to take with me. The painting will be on 12" X 16" Ampersand gessoboard, which is really great stuff. This will also be my first oil painting. The subject will be a North Carolina Provincial soldier from the 1750's. Here is the in progress "cartoon" or tonal painting done in acrylics. I also plan to put in a full background with possibly a few smaller figures.

I'm also in the process of putting together some material for the first projects that will appear on my sculpting blog.

4 comments:

Jason said...

Gary,

Where can you find Ampersand gessoboard?

Jason

Gary Dombrowski said...

Jason, I bought mine from a company called WET PAINT. Typically I go to either JERRY'S ARTARAMA, DANIEL SMITH, or CHEAP JOE'S. Where I get it from depends on who has the size I need in stock. It's really great stuff. What's your interest? ~Gary

Jason said...

Gary,

So it has more of a smooth finish and good tooth for oil paint?

Just curious;)

Jason

Gary Dombrowski said...

Jason, Actually it has a light texture. I tried some masonite once with a very smooth finish and did not like it at all. Especially since I was using acrylics. It felt like I was painting on glass. ~Gary