Saturday, March 24, 2012

Cats, Colourfix Paper and Colourfix Board

'Family Portrait'
Mixed Media on Soft Umber Colourfix Board
I've started the second new cat painting for 2012 and decided to try a new surface.
I'm using a colourfix plein air board in soft umber.
The colourfix boards are archive quality 2mm white board ready primed with Colorfix Fine Tooth Pastel Primer. I decided to give them a try after reading that they are acid free, lightfast and fully permanent.
The boards come in several colours and have a standard workable area of 12 x 16 inches.
There appears to be slightly more tooth than on the colourfix paper this does mean you go through coloured pencils quite quickly but means more layers can be applied. I have found no problem applying acrylic paint both to the board itself and on top of the coloured pencil.

I purchased the boards online from Great Art as I found they offered the best price.
Link : Great Art

I have another new surface to try, Canson Mi-Teintes Board, cat number three coming up.


Debbie Nolan said...

Your art is beautiful - animals look like they could step right off the page!

Gayle Mason said...

Thanks Debbie