Sunday, September 03, 2006

Baltimore Bridges

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This is painted on a 6x6" piece of copper. I liked all the crazy stuff on the bottom contrasting with the open, relatively empty top portion of the painting.

7 comments:

Darren Maurer said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I love your work. Very nice.
Darren Maurer

Jeff Hayes said...
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Jeff Hayes said...

That's a striking composition - I like it very much.

How did you mount and prepare the copper?

-Jeff

Leslie Sealey said...

This is a thick enough piece of copper that I didn't have to mount it to a board. I don't know what gauge it is (it's a standard printing plate gauge). Painting on metal is difficult without a primer coat first; I rubbed a very thin coat of lead white on it then let that dry (mmmm...lead *use Homer Simpson voice). After that, it's however you like to paint.

Leslie Sealey said...

Thanks Darren, I'm glad you stopped by!

Leslie Sealey said...

One more thing about copper, you need to clean it really well and remove any grease or fingerprints first.
I use those little S.O.S. steel wool pads, then wipe it off with denatured alchohol. Check out this guy's website-most of his paintings are on copper and steel.
www.benjaminshamback.com

Jeff Hayes said...

Thanks Leslie - looks interesting and I think I'd like to try it sometime.