"Treasure Island," oil on canvas panel, was painted at Treasure Island Park in Troy, Ohio. The sun was just beginning it's descent, and the clouds were quickly darkening, so I was painting rather quickly! A lovely little park on the Great Miami River in Troy, Treasure Island Park offers a gentle view of the bridge and the courthouse tower. For more information and to see a larger version of this painting, please click here.
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The surface of TREASURE ISLAND is slightly textured, and is painted in oils on a rigid canvas panel (not stretched canvas). However, my favorite support (and now Dennis's favorite as well) is made by a company called Ampersand. These panels are made of masonite and are therefore absolutely rigid. They are treated with several coats of gesso, then sanded several times to create a very smooth surface. I enjoy the "bounce" that comes with "stretched" canvas; but having had one of my paintings succumb to a hole being poked through it, I quickly switched to a harder surface: Ampersand. For other surfaces, see this video by Justin Clayton discussing painting supports.
"At the Feet of Jesus"
© Donna Pierce-Clark
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