Very exciting news! A date for your diary!
I shall be exhibiting at East Sussex Art Fair October 11th to 13th 2019 – more information soon!
You can follow SAF on Instagram: sussexartfairs and Facebook: Sussex Art Fairs #SussexArtFairs, #SussexArtFairsEast, #SAF2019
Gabriel Fine Arts is holding a new exhibition at A&D Gallery, 51 Chiltern Street, London W1U 6LY (just off Baker St. four of my #seascapes will be featured in this exhibition
Whitstable Sunset oil on canvas 24″ x 24″ £ 720
End of the Day – oil on canvas 24″ x 24″ £ 475
Cornish Beach 2 – oil on canvas 24″ x 24″ £ 960
Calm Day oil on canvas 24″ x 24″
11th-16th December 2018 – Open 11am – 6pm
Private Show: Wednesday 12th Dec 6-8:30
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The purpose of this post is to aquaint you with my working process
I build my own canvases, put 2-3 coats of acrylic primer, then an undercoat of turpsy red ( eg. burnt siena). Then I start the painting, laying out something of the scene I have in mind. I use a brush, then a palette knife, adding solvent or oil as required. Generally a painting grows as I work on it, my mind bringing in the colours, shapes and palette knife impressions.
I prepare my own canvases; the top left picture shows the stretcher bars and my first four assembled. I cut my 12oz cotton duck to size with a good fold over on each size, then I start with a staple in the mid bar on one side. I turn the whole through 180 deg. stretch the canvas and then staple in the middle of the opposite side, I then turn through 90 deg, stretch and staple the middle. Turn 180 deg. and staple the middle. Next stretching as I go I staple along the sides leaving the corners free. I cut across the corners an inch out, fold one side in and then fold the other side of the corners see bottom left.. Next I put hte canvas flat down and paint acrylic / gesso on the back and sides. Turn it over using a cork cut into 4 to balance the underside and paint the flat side. This will take up to 12 hours to dry. I then pint the whole again. 2 coats are generally sufficient but you can use 3. Lastly I rub a base colour on the canvas – I like burnt sienna or brown madder plus white spirit (odourless).
I am back in France for a few days this month, weather is blustery and difficult to paint outside, however I have competed one good #pleinair #oilpainting this will be on the website soon and on display at my Exhibition in #Whitstable at the end of the month.
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