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Friday, July 1, 2016

Good Practice Paper

What's The Best Surface to Practice On?

Any surface is better than nothing,
but
here's what I like to use.



This is canvas paper.
It comes in several sizes.
I like it because it has tooth like a stretched canvas,
but it is much less expensive.
If you get something you'd like to keep,
you can matt and frame it.
It feels like real canvas in the way it moves,
but it comes on a pad and you get at least 10 sheets,
usually for under $10.
 
 I tape it to a board all the way around using painters tape.
I leave it on there until it's completely dry.
It sort of warps while wet, but dries completely flat.

 Here's what I practiced on today.
We have lots of daisies and cone flowers in our gardens 
right now,
so of course I have to paint them.


We have lots of huge clumps of daisies along our driveway.
 
 Echinacea (cone flowers) are another flower we have lots of.

I'm sure I'll be doing more practice on these.

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Ghent, Kentucky, United States
I'm a nature artist and I love to paint old barns, rivers and lakes, trees and fence rows. I work almost daily trying to improve my art and all that entails. I try to learn all I can from others and from the earth itself by being aware of all God has created and its beauty. You can purchase paintings by contacting me at slgraves6@gmail.com. You can also purchase through my gallery website at www.riverrungallery.com . Thank you so much for stopping by.