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Hardbord panels

Started by Charles Eisener in General Discussions Mar 13. 0 Replies

Hardbord has long been a substrate used for plein air painting and acrylics in general.  There are some precautions!I am specifically advising against the use of any hardboard other than Ampersand for acrylic painting.  Last week I saw a deal on…Continue

Tags: wood, substrates, panels, gesso, Ampersand

100% Polyester Canvas .has any one used it?

Started by Wendy Robertson in General Discussions. Last reply by Charles Emery Dec 22, 2018. 3 Replies

Hi ,I  was thinking of buying some 100% Polyester Canvas and seeing how it reacts.Has any one tried it? If so, what was your conclusion.  ThanksContinue

Have you tried to copy a master?

Started by Wendy Robertson in General Discussions. Last reply by Wendy Robertson Dec 14, 2018. 2 Replies

Has any one tried to copy a master painting?I'm working on one of Fredrick Varley's paintings . The one call "Stormy Weather Georgian Bay". I have a small glass and lead framed 1933 post card of it from the National Art Galley of Canada.I keep…Continue

Happy Thanksgiving!

Started by Charles Eisener in General Discussions Nov 21, 2018. 0 Replies

Have a great time celebrating Thanksgiving, and wishing a safe trip to all that are traveling for whatever reason.CharlesContinue

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1 Lotus blossom

Lotus blossom

Added by Wenda Spooner on August 3, 2017

2 Heron


Added by Micki Jerry on September 1, 2017

3 Symbol+of+Fertility


Added by Elizabeth Amanda Elgin on August 28, 2017

4 Colin and Lauren

Colin and Lauren

Added by Susan G. on August 31, 2017

5 SenateFountain2017


Added by Jay Ryan on September 8, 2017

Blog Posts

Moved Home

Posted by Pauline Abbott on December 15, 2018 at 5:00am 0 Comments

We have just spent 3 months in temporary digs as we sold our house and have just moved into our new home a bungalow.  While in digs I did loads of reading, bought 3 crossword books and I also bought myself a colouring book to keep me occupied as…


Acrylic drying time

Posted by Charles Eisener on May 24, 2018 at 5:24pm 0 Comments

This has been mentioned in several earlier blogs, but the latest Golden newsletter has another article on the topic, so maybe it is time to share an "update".

Acrylic paint dries due to the loss of water, either by evaporation or by…


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