Friday, March 20, 2015

Breezy Beach

Here's another beach scene, but I'm not as happy with it as I was with "Big Clouds Over the Beach." It is smaller, 8" X 8" and done on a different texture canvas board. I did the Big Clouds painting on an older canvas board that is no longer available (Grumbacher) and it was really nice to paint on. I probably need to switch to gessoed artboard, but I have a lot of the regular Fredrix canvas panels in all sizes. I need to figure out how to make them smooth so I can use them. I'm working on that. It's a good thing I used the old canvas panel when I did Big Clouds or I might have given up on acrylics. I also need to make notes of which brushes I used for what and what colors I mixed to get the colors I got. 


  1. My friend makes canvas panels smooth by applying multiple layers of gesso on them and sanding in between the layers. Still love your painting!

    1. Thanks for the tip Chris. I tried doing this, but I probably didn't have enough layers. I guess I have to be patient and do several coats and get some very fine sandpaper. I thought about also coating the gesso layer with medium or retarder just before I start to paint so it will be easier to blend. Lots of things to try.

    2. Thanks for the compliment too.