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     Mike updated 1 week, 6 days ago 1 Member · 1 Post
  • Mike

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    April 23, 2021 at 9:52 am

    Being a graphic artist forever so it seems, I retain a love of India ink B/W on some sort of velum. For for the last two years I’ve enjoyed oil on oil primed canvas. Right away, I’ve created a problem by applying a water thinned India Ink onto oil. The cure- switch to acrylic gesso which requires multiple coats that get sanded smooth. Mylar, my old time favorite surface is really good for graph art/advertising, but not especially great for acrylics or oils. So, I’m forced to move over to something more porous, something that creates a goodly amount of surface tooth. I guess we get spoiled by all the ready made supports. Unfortunately, the best supports are not cheap, so I’ve made my own supports (3/8″ plywood) and then glue canvas to it. Okay, that’s all well and good, but we’re headed back to Africa for several months. If you’ve ever carried any kind of mediums or supports through international customs, you’d know it’s a real headache. So, does anyone have any suggestions other than forget the paint/brushes, etc. and opt for a camera and sketch books?

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