Tuesday, August 18, 2009

"Coastline" ©



Lately I have been experimenting the process of painting on copper, in between large canvases. A small piece of copper, sanded, cleaned with denatured alcohol and rubbed with garlic is the beginning. Once the garlic has dried the surface is ready to paint. The copper surface influences the color of the oil paint and sparkles just a bit here and there. The possibilities are limitless.

Oil on Copper

2 comments:

Christine said...

Cool idea - and effect. This is a beautiful piece. Thanks!

Laura Wambsgans said...

Thanks Christine, It's different from linen or canvas. Takes longer to dry and washes are difficult. I do like the jewel quality that the copper adds. Thanks for looking. Laura

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