Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Watercolour Painting 
with a Resin Finish

Recently when researching local art shows I came across a blog by a local artist called Moshe Mikanovsky. He is very web oriented and has an interesting blog.  He recently posted a very good article on coating watercolour paintings with resin so that they can be shown without a protective glass covering. He learned this process from a fellow Toronto artist David Zak who also has a video about the process.

Paintings covered with resin have been very popular in Toronto for quite a few years and I often find it too overpowering however using it instead of glass on watercolour, or other works on paper, would make the finished work much more sturdy.

Let me know what you think.


Eva said...

To me the shinny resin is a bit too commercial and not something a fine artist would normally do to their work. A better choice might be a matte 'Solavar' or acrylic varnish if the artist was determined not to use glass or plexi.

Susanne said...

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the resin finish Eva. On some very contemporary work it seems reasonably appropriate to me but I generally find it too glossy and distracting. I think the theme of the work is key to success or lack of it.

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