Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Creative Every Day - 11


Hello - I have been doing alot of 'practice' paintings. Trying new colors and experimenting with faces and hair. Especially eyes. I am not looking for realistic. Just unique and fun. These are painted on cardboard salvaged from a box. It works very well and it is less expensive to experiment on salvaged cardboard than a nice canvas or board. Sometimes I gesso the cardboard first. Here's a tip - don't use the cardboard packed with the books from Amazon. It warps. (Unless you want that effect.)

6 comments:

Amy said...

Gessoing the cardboard first is good, but if you still have probs with it warping, you might want to try taping it down to a hard surface (painter's tape) before applying the gesso and letting it dry.
Also, if you enjoy the hard surface, you might be interested to try canvas boards. They are cheaper than canvas and I've even seen them at dollar stores. Have fun! :)

Lois0607 said...

Thanks Amy - I will try that

Julie Ann Shahin said...

These are darling!!! Great tip!!!

xoxo,
ja

aedm

CorazonArt said...

Keep it up, you're doing great! Just create!

Meredith said...

Thanks for the tip!

Art is all about playing and no-pressure experimenting; isn't it?

tortagialla said...

Nice work and thank you for the tips! Experimenting on cardboard is definitely more cost effective and less pressure than working on a real canvas!