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Monday, 18 February 2008

Prepaing the Support - One Season Following Another

One Season Following Another
Acrylic on mount board
7 by 9 inches excluding .5 inch border
(17.9 by 23 cm excluding 1.3 cm border)












In One Season Following Another, I emphasized the sun setting behind the 2 trees. I used white acid free mount board as my painting’s support. You can increase the life of absorbent supports by coating them on both sides with matte medium. The medium is absorbed into the board and seals it. I could then paint on the board but I like a non absorbent surface. When the matte medium is dry, I put down a coat of gloss medium on the side on which I will paint. This makes the board non absorbent. I like to mix the gloss medium with white acrylic paint. Once the medium is dry, I put drafting tape along each border. I then begin painting. When my painting is completed and dry, I remove the tape. This leaves a .5 inch (1.3 cm) white border around the painting.