Original Oil Paintings by Texas Artist Leslie Sealey
Thanks for visiting my blog. I love your work. Very nice. Darren Maurer
That's a striking composition - I like it very much. How did you mount and prepare the copper?-Jeff
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.
Thanks Darren, I'm glad you stopped by!
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
Thanks Leslie - looks interesting and I think I'd like to try it sometime.
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