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Denman Island, British Columbia, Canada
Jean Cockburn retired from her professional career as an academic librarian in 2008 to become a textile artist living on Denman Island, British Columbia. She draws, quilts, embroiders, knits and crochets, makes wearable art, weaves baskets, dyes fabric, and paints watercolours. Her work has been exhibited locally in juried and group shows on Denman Island, in Courtenay, Comox, and Duncan on Vancouver Island, in West Vancouver, and across Canada with the Surface Design Association.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Preparing wooden panels for acrylic painting

Our final graduating project in my North Island College course will be an independent painting. The minimum size is 24" by 36" - so, big! We can use any medium, including collage, and paint on any support.

Here is the course description:
FIN-120

PAINTING: COLOUR & PERCEPTION

4 hours, includes lecture and studio time, 3 credits
An introductory course intended to provide students with an overview of colour theories relating to design and fine art practices. Historical contexts and social and psychological implications will give the direction of study of the perception of colour in the visual arts of the 20th century. This class explores a variety of exercises from colour mixing to painting sessions with live models and still life subjects.

I have decided to do a triptych on wooden panels. I ordered 3 panels from Opus, 24x24", and two 12x24". I spent the day today giving the panels a light sanding with a sanding block, then applying two coats of Golden GAC-100. Tomorrow will be gesso, two coats, lightly sanded.




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