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PostSubject: Martin F Weber WSO and painting surface   Thu Mar 29, 2012 5:43 pm

Hi All

Has anyone used the WSO made by Martin F Weber? What has your experience been? Also how about the Gel medium?

I would also like to know what kind of surface do you guys paint on? Does anyone paint on gessoed panels? Does anyone prime a panel with gesso?

Thanks everyone... Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Martin F Weber WSO and painting surface   Thu May 31, 2012 12:54 pm

Here's a link to some info on Weber WSO's that you might want to read.



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PostSubject: Re: Martin F Weber WSO and painting surface   Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:40 am

Regarding surfaces, I dislike acrylic primers since they have rough solids in them to make them porous, but that surface will destroy soft brushes. I prefer sized papers instead, or traditional gesso or oil primed panels.

If I paint on stretched canvas, which is rare, I'll use an oil primer. An alternative to preparing an acrylic primed surface would be to add a thin coat or two of oil primer (or alkyd) to it so it won't be so rough on the brush. Of course, these oil primers aren't water-soluble, but you can buy them pre-primed.

When sizing paper, I prefer using shellac since there's no water involved that would require stretching the paper first. It's also ready to paint on within a few hours. Since it's already white it doesn't require priming. You could also use rabbit skin glue or a PVA size such as Golden's GAC 100 but you'd have to stretch the paper properly first so the paper won't buckle. Shellac would be a couple coats of a 2-pound cut, RSG or GAC 100 would require at least 3-4 coats.
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