A wild day.
Road from Old Bolingbroke Oils on Ampersand Gessobord
8 x 10 inches SOLD
The Lincolnshire Wolds on a very rough day.
Sun highlights the harvested fields.
The journey home from a plein air painting day with friends.
The second of my adventures on the Ampersand board.
This time I prepared the support with Gesso and Polyfilla to give more 'tooth'.
This was a recipe I learned from artist Brian Ryder.
In a jar I put a tablespoon of Polyfilla powder, a table spoon of Gesso
and a mix of Acrylic paints to make a soft grey blue colour, added some water
and then stirred well to a nice paintable consistency.
I applied a coat and left it to dry.
When dry the surface felt slightly rougher and at first the oils gripped and stayed in place.
As I progressed I found the paint began to slide around again a little but I realised my technique had to change with this type of support. Lay it on and leave.
I think this painting is an impovement and I like the result.