Painted Canvas

You are probably getting as tired of seeing me posting these painted media projects as my wife is for me interrupting her to present my newest attempt… but here ya go anyway.


edit- This is much brighter when seen in person

I’m having a heck of a time getting my grayscale to create smooth gradients. This one also suffers from banding (going to clean the belts and gantry rails now), but while it wasn’t the look I was going for I still like the results. These actually take some prep time and effort to create and you are never sure what is going to come through and what gets removed, you just have to guesstimate where to place your colors on the canvas. Below are the painting steps to get to the readied surface.

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NO @ovm.steve not at all, please continue. Thank you for sharing your experience in this most interesting technique.

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I am always delighted to see your painted/glowforged canvases, the results are always so interesting and beautiful. I also like how you describe your process, it makes it more approachable…

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@reynoso @gooddog Thank you both for the kind words and encouragement, you are perfect examples as to why this forum is so important to so many people.

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While normally I would be on board with trying to eliminate banding - on this it looks like you’ve captured the aurora!

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No, not tired at all! I like learning from the experimentation. This one came out great!

On, and happy Cakeday @reynoso!

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Nope, very interesting in your experiments. In fact I have two tiles in my machine right now ready for doing some trials on.

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Never!! I think they are fantastic and have enjoyed watching your progress. (Also, I just love the moose.) I, for one, hope you keep them coming. :slight_smile:

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They are fun to do aren’t they? I am working on a new set now. Might post later today.

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No…they’re great…and so much fun. You never know exactly what you’re going to get when they’re finished. My grandson and I prepared a bunch of these boards for future projects. He made one out of one of his own drawings to give to his ‘other’ grandma.

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You pegged the Northern Lights!

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It’s beautiful! We like to see everything!

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Give us more!!! Incredible and extremely creative.

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Can u share your print settings? I want to try this on canvas board. I’m thinking

  1. fine print on masked canvas first
  2. cover parts and spray with mask still on to get basic color spots
  3. Remove masking, cover parts of canvas and apply paints
    4.Apply final layer layer
  4. Final etch

This is what I use on canvas. Sometimes I increase the lpi.

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Keep ‘em coming! They’re beautiful! :slightly_smiling_face:

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Thanks for sharing!

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Thanks @ovm.steve I’m using acrylic on canvas, so a bit different, but will share the result using these settings.

That’s my image. It’s called “The Venetian and The Mummy”

My canvas has been gasso’d with layers of
Blue/yellow + green
Blue/red + purple
Yellow/red + orange
50/50 green / purple
Brown derived from remaining green/purple mix and some raw sienna with white to lighten.

Wish me luck

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Good luck; can’t wait to see the results.

I like the thought of trying acrylics. Looking forward to seeing how it comes out.