Friday, September 20, 2013
Farmers Market # 22
Farmers Market #22
8x6in oil on canvas $125. SOLD
One of the many flowers stalls at the Farmers Market
Several people want to know what product I use
to glue my sheets of Senso canvas to the Masonite panels.
A popular choice would be Acrylic heavy body
I prefer YES paste - only because I like the consistency.
The liquid types of acid free glues are a wee bit messy for me.
The directions following are the same for either product.
I cut a 2x2in piece of foamcore board to spread the paste
evenly over the panel (only because lazy me does not want to
be bothered cleaning a spatula.) I place the painting on top
of the pasted surface being careful to line up the edges.
I place plastic wrap over it to protect the painting
and gently press down before I go all over it with a roller.
The neat thing about the Yes paste is that it cleans up with
water, and any of it oozing out of the edges is easily
wipes clean with a moist rag.
Turning it face side down I place a heavy
book on top and usually leave it overnight.
I always wipe the rim of the paste jar with my rag and place a
few drops of water inside before putting the lid back on.
(I never get the tall jar because it is messy to dig that deep.)
If you do not have access to an art store, Michaels sells Yes paste
as well as the online catalogs.
Labels: California, day 20, Farmers Market, floral, flower stall. impressionism, julie ford oliver daily painter. blog, oil on canvas, Yes paste
I am a painter living in Las Cruces, NM. After many years as an illustrator I turned to fine art to develop my own artistic voice. I currently teach talented and enthusiastic artists in oil, acrylic and egg tempera painting. I am also a member of the Artist Guild of Southern New Mexico.