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Tuesday, 5 August 2014



The beautiful copper coast of Co.Waterford, oil on board 6x8 ins. Late evening one September a few years back. I made the boards myself then, just coating them with acrylic gesso, sanding and another two coats. The texture of the surface then proves very interesting, when it comes to doing a painting. The rewards of making one's own boards, are cost, wonderful surfaces that can be rough or smooth, depending on which is preferred, or even do a batch of both. There is no comparison to the commercial boards that are available in the art stores.