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I thought that I’d post a painting I’ve been working on for a few months. I read that you could paint on copper, and that sounded awesome. I like to paint on a rigid surface rather than canvas. I’ve tried thin pieces of wood and pieces of rigid polyethylene. The wood will warp when you apply gesso to it if you try to paint on thin pieces of it. I really experimented with wood to try to figure out how I could get around that, but with not much success- although I was able to do it somewhat. Next came the polyethylene sheet that I found at an art store. I roughed up the surface with sand paper and then gessoed it. That was fine, but it’s plastic you know. Plastic just doesn’t seem like a long term material- but, it’s all I could think of. But I read that artists in the past would paint on copper, and it has so many positives. For instance you just rough up the surface for the paint and there is no need to gesso. Anyway, I haven’t painted a lot lately but I thought I’d post this just for fun.
Hello. I’m attempting to replicate this pastoral painting by Claude Lorraine in oil. I am doing it in stages, so I’ll try not to make many mistakes. I’ll do my best. I’m afraid I started it before I started to take pictures; I have already worked out the background sky, but actually that’s the easier part because it’s looser and more forgiving. I’ll do my best on the middle ground, but it’s out of my comfort zone. The foreground will probably be last. I hope you will enjoy seeing how I personally progress through a painting, though I’m sure there are many more experienced painters who would approach things differently.
Hi, My name is Alberto and I am the founder of Silverissimo, a family business run by few people. It all started as a hobby once I was sacked after 8 years because my manager discovered I was going to adopt another child with my partner, ergo, being entitled of a 12 months adoption leave. As disappointed as I was I started this project and...well, here we are! (just in case, if you want to have a look at it, it is about solid silver miniatures www.silverissimo.co.uk ). I think this forum can help me to understand terminologies (I am not a native English speaker) about this "magic" world of the miniatures. Always happy to learn! Ciao! Alby