|Detail of Goldfinch painting|
Anyway, I'd been intrigued by the resin and itching to use it on some of my own work, to see how it would look. This stuff is not for sissies, as far as the application process goes. We're talking respirator, blow torch, and sanders. Fortunately, I'm married to a man who regularly stocks all these items in his shop behind the house.
What I like about the resin finish:
- Look closely and you will see every brush stroke and color on the painting.
- It makes the painting look like it has just been painted.
- It brings out all the freshness and vitality of the work, as it looked while being created.
- The resin creates a clarity to the image on the canvas that is not possible with traditional varnish.
- The resin coated surface is hard, scratch resistant, and easy to clean. I just wipe it with a soft cloth.
- It is totally safe once it dries. You could eat off it, but don't. That would be messy.
|Detail of lamb painting, see each stroke and color clearly|
|It's hard to photograph :( This is the lamb with resin finish, as it was drying|
I'll be using the resin with new work. I'm currently painting for Watson Gallery and also for a show this fall at Sautee Nachoochee in North Georgia.
I'll keep you posted.