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Painting Watercolors on canvas

January 23, 2010

Watercolors on primed canvas or gessoed surfaces

Painting of an ocean sunset

Color My World – 24″x18″ – $350

  • I use Golden Absorbent Ground
  • Thin down the absorbent ground with 10 to 25% water.
  •  Apply several thin layers with a brush, allowing each layer to dry thoroughly before applying the next coat.
    (Absorbent ground can be applied without thinning but if you wish greater absorbency, several thin layers are best)
  • Let dry completely before starting your painting.

To protect your painting once completed it must be finished with an isolating or sealing coat, unless you plan to mount your painting under glass:

  • I use Krylon UV Resistant Clear Acrylic Coating Spray
  • Spray on at least 2 coats, allowing drying time between each spray
  • Make sure your first spray is very light so as not to disturb the paint

Catherine Brown

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. February 9, 2011 12:10 pm

    Very nice art works Catherine.

  2. julie Neumann permalink
    May 15, 2010 6:49 am

    great website catherine! kudos for all you do

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