Friday, April 12, 2013

Copper Panel Holder

Quick Homemade Copper Panel Holder
Painting on Copper has become a hot topic in my life. I tried it once, last fall before I started painting waves. I liked it but never got back to it. The artist I learned about painting on copper from, Renee Lammers, started a copper painting group on Facebook and, wow! the paintings are beautiful. Then, an online art magazine that I subscribe to, Artists on Art, had an article about painting on copper. All of a sudden there are a lot of artists in my online circle painting on copper. I can't help myself, the paintings are so beautiful I want to try it again. This time I want to try it with a plein air seascape.
I am not going to get into any of the technical aspects of painting on copper here as there are some very experienced copper painters who have excellent information on their websites, Renee being one of them.
When I got copper the first time I wasn't painting plein air yet and I didn't know exactly what size I wanted. I got some 4"x6" and 6"x6" panels. Unfortunately, the little paint box I have holds 6"x8" panels. I didn't want that to stop me so I made a quick little panel holder from scrap wood and some screws and she is ready to paint...as soon as the rain and wind stops.
I am looking forward to trying it out. It might be a complete disaster but that is ok. I can just wipe it off and reuse it. I am looking for a closer source of copper panels with recycled content. I did contact a manufacturer with an inquiry and they replied that most copper plate these days contain recycled copper. That is a good thing.
While the weather has been stormy I have been working on my large painting. I will share that eventually but not ready to yet.
This weekend will be busy as my mate and I go through our stuff still in bins in the garage with an eye to paring down. We continue to shed stuff. It always feels good to do that and the space one has afterward is one of the rewards.
Looking forward to trying out the copper. Hopefully soon!

2 comments:

Theresa said...

Well, I for one can hardly wait to see the results! And since I am behind, Wave study #47 is amazing.
I can see the depth in the trough colors and I live the line as it edges the sand. Realistic and quite dimensional. A stand out among studies IMHO. :)

R.L. Delight said...

Thanks Theresa! Glad you are feeling better and I know you are very busy getting ready for your trip. I suspect when I head out to paint on the copper it will be two steps back. I don't mind as I really like what I have seen the other artists doing with it.

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