Saturday, 22 September 2012

Sea Gull in oils

I wanted to try out Ampersand gessobord as a lot of American artist use this surface  and I was curious to compare it to canvas.  Eventually found a Sydney art store that sold them.  It is a lovely surface to paint on - the only draw back is the bigger panel sizes are rather expensive in Australia and to bring them in from US the postage would be quite high.  Might have to just use the smaller panels for the time being.  I photographed this sea gull down in Tasmania when visiting the Bay of Fire region.  It is 4 x 4 inches on Ampersand flat 1/8" panel gessobord.