On my Easel – Divine by Artist Joan A Brown

On my Easel – Divine by Artist Joan A Brown: Opening to trying new things.

Recently and after watching Bob Ross complete one of his TV demonstrations whereby he combined Gesso and oil colors I decided to try my hand at this very interesting way of multi-media art. I often use Gesso for priming my canvases prior to painting on them but have never thought of using it this way. I like it a lot! It is a simple technique anyone can do. It never occurred to me to combine this medium with my forté oils.

About On my Easel – Divine by Artist Joan A Brown

Basically, the majority of the painting foundation is laid out in black and-or white Gesso first. After drying a thin coat of “Liquid Clear” is applied to the entire painting followed by a colorful layer of oil paints.  The homepage of this site displays one of my “Most Recent Completed Works” with this technique. It is three 8 x 10s painted as a set to create on complete painting.

If you’d like to see and follow the Golden Rays of Sunshine by Bob Ross, here the video:

My Easel painting is titled “Divine”, because I felt a shift in my style of painting when I did it. Also, because it is the first time trying this method, I felt a ‘divine’ connection in the painting process of this art thus far. I am a great procrastinator when it comes to completing my paintings. However, it will be completed in due time and it will be great!

Thanks for liking my art. Feel free to comment.