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Sunset over the Waves

indicationofart 27 Nov 2023

The crimson experiment continues. IMO Bob Ross brand gesso is the winner. I don't know why his gessoes are different but they perform much better than all the others I've tried. No liquid clear and the dry paint went on smoothly and easily. W&N Artisan water mixable oil crimson was used.



Tomi, that's just really great 👍🏼🇩🇪what about the gesso? Is it finer, smoother, denser? Can you describe it somehow?

The black and white are different than each other. The white is very thick, it stands high in a pile. I thin that out with a little distilled water. The black is of average consistency, maybe a little thicker than liquitex. I can't explain what a difference either make in painting. They really are a game changer. I'll add pictures of the gesso.

Very nice, Tomi. You use a very expensive AC, that can also make the difference ...

Jos it is W&N artisan water mixable oils. $6.99 per tube. Honestly I prefer Gamblin but ran out.

Oh, you wrote artist, that's expensive!

Sorry for the confusion.

Thank you, Tomi.. I'll try AC Artist grade from WN soon, and report👍🏼🇩🇪

Nice work Tomi!

Great painting! I agree 100% on the gesso. It only takes me 1 coat with his. So, so smooth!

Thanks Brian.

I agree 100% Cosmo. Something about the tooth of the white also.

The last painting i did i quit midway thru and scraped it off with my knife. I let i dry 3 days and then just 1 coat of the B.R. gesso covered it all up. Almost good as new.

This look Ms do much better now!

@RT all that crimson is too much for my taste, but, the crimson does stay with BR gesso. BTW, if you're looking for a good seascape lesson, this one is the best I've seen so far.

Super work Tomi. And yes for me the quality of the crimson is very essential as well as no use of that clear. The clear yellows once it dries. This also never has been mentioned anywhere. It doesn’t really matter if you prime the black canvas with say Prussian blue. But crimson is much weaker and once the clear dries it gets more yellow. That is a fact.

Thanks Tom. Liquid clear is not very friendly stuff.

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