Monday, June 1, 2009

What to Wear

"What to Wear"
7 x 5 inches, Oil on Raymar Board
The last painting I did "With Me" was on a gessoed hardboard and this one is on a Raymar board which has the canvas texture. I think I like the smoother gessoed board for paintbrush painting when I'm doing these smaller paintings, but I love these raymar board for when I'm painting with the palette knife. It just seems to have the "grab" that a smooth gessoed hardboard doesn't.
What substrate do you like to paint on?


Nancy Hawkins said...

Thank you for commenting on my art. I am not expert at navigating these websites, but finally am getting back to you. I like your brushwork on these figures and the sweet dog portrait.
you asked if I use a pallet knife. I do off and on. Sometimes I begin with the brush and get impatient and pick up a pallet knife. Sometimes I use one or the other. I stretch my own canvas or cut up masonite or a birch panel and glue a piece of canvas to it. nancy

Nancy and the fatties said...

Ah, the PERFECT title for this great painting, Judy. I think this is my favorite nude of yours. Did I say that right? LOL.

Sheila said...

woohoo! This are beautiful. I especially love 'with me's warm tones. Very inviting.

Squirrel Girl said...

you are SO talented with color!!!

Joan Sicignano Artist said...

Great work Judy. Thank you for adding the thumbnails of my work on your blog. I was having trouble with my blog. But I want to re-install the thumbnails of the blogs that I follow again.

Mira said...

i love using a pallet knife,sometimes even my fingers. my favorite thing to paint on is a wall. it just feels liberating to have that huge space. i'm working on something in my husband wants to kill me.

Ann Gorbett said...

Hi Judy:
I love the artist boards that Dick Blick sells. There is a tiny canvaslike texture to it and it takes the thick paint well. I especially love the 1.5" cradled boards. They give the painting nice dimension. Do you make your own boards?

Judy Mackey said...

Hi Ann, I've got to try those Dick Blick boards. No I don't make my own canvas boards but I do cut down the pre-gessoed masonite boards. And I do stretch my own canvas when I'm not feeling too lazy or when I want a particular size.
Nancy - you make me chuckle - favorite nude....heh heh


Gary Keimig said...

these 2 figure studies are just great. I know what you mean about the 2 surfaces. I have been working with both and they certainly have their own characteristics.
Nice job.