In the years I’ve been sponsored by Fredrix Canvas I’ve been lucky enough to try out so many amazing surfaces to paint on. Their canvas has revolutionized my process and has given my paint life in a way that I simply haven’t found elsewhere. I’m grateful to be sponsored by them currently, but I also know that if there were to come a time when I’m no longer sponsored - I will always continue to buy their canvas. (Which is the reason I agreed in the first place, it’s seriously my favorite to work with.)
So recently I’ve been toning my own canvas in various shades, and have been super curious to try out these pre-toned canvas panels. I love the shade range, but was immediately drawn to Tara Gray and Georgia Peach first.
I started with a thinned acrylic titanium white, (for info on how I thin my paints check out this post) using a few different brushes to play with the spread of paint and the marks I could leave behind. After that had dried, I applied a layer of thinned indigo.
I love how the thinned paint dries on the panels - and how very different the paint looks from one to the other. I’ve got more layers planned for tomorrow once these are dry and I’m excited to see where they go!
Have you tried working on a toned surface before?