"Thank you all for the locations and pricing tips. I was at an art show this fall and saw encaustic on canvas.... is there any concern with this ( the artist said it is fine) just bouncing off the group... canvas on a frame of…"
Describe your style of art and materials you like to use?
My passion for creative art comes somewhere from within. Each session brings me to explore new concepts and expressions . I am open to learning every day to combine new techniques to express what I am given . In advance I thank all members for their advice and recommendations ! Let's grow together !
Hi Mary, thanks for your comments - I really like your art, you have such depth and an amazing variety of styles. Your use of colour is staggeringly good and very much to my taste. Thanks for the friend request - I'm not really used to the friending thing but I think we have plenty in common, Cheers, Jules
Hi, Mary. If you are referring to the Representational Barnett Newman artworks, I use regular Elmer's white glue. You might find a different brand in your region, but as long as its white glue . You will need to let it fully dry before applying the oil pastels. Now, I have tried using oil paint instead of oil pastels, but it takes FOREVER to dry, unless you want to purchase the expensive hybrid oil paint which is alcohol based, I believe. In the end, the results aren't as great either and oil paint stains canvases more than oil pastels. Hence, it will be harder to remove if you want to start over. I haven't tried using acrylics or watercolours, so I can't tell you much about that. However, I can guarantee that the highlights will be a pain in the ass to do with acrylic paint. LOL.
Thank you for your invitation, Mary :) I love your work!!! At the moment, I plan to re-build my website since I know have three domain extensions: www.cr3ativity.ca/.com/.co The one that I currently have running is www.cr3ativity.ca You will find tutorials on how to make my eggshell paintings, etc. However, I have not posted any images of my work. That will be included later...
So once i have my image printed onto transparency film, I take my Ezscreen silk screen which has been coated in light sensitive emulsion (These sheets come pre-coated so they are ready to use). Place it onto a black board, then place the transparency image on top (this part needs to be done in a dark room with no direct sunlight). I take it outside and expose it for 1 minute and 40 seconds (but time varies depending on time of day and strength of sunlight). After i have exposed the image i place it into a tub of water for around 5 - 8 minutes. Then i rinse the screen out under fast running water until the unexposed area (the black) washes away. I then expose the screen to the sun for a further 20mins to completely harden the light sensitive emulsion.
And this is the completed screen ready for printing. I simply use an old credit card to spread the ink over the screen making sure i do one complete full stroke across the screen (holding the credit card at a 45 degree angle). I immediately wash the screen out under fast flowing water and pat dry. I use fabric screen printing ink which washes out in water (which makes the process easy).
I love this product, their website is http://ezscreenprint.com/ (for full instructions and details on how to purchase this awesome product).