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« on: October 03, 2006 06:24:13 AM »

MotoFlyer - 5'x3', acrylic on canvas and paper

This is a large painting I'm working on for a friend/motorcycle enthusiast. My next step is to add some dark Ducati-style racing stripes on either side of the figure, near the edges of the canvas.  The racer is based on a vintage poster, so I'm a copycat.  Thoughts? 

Any suggestions on which type of varnish I should use to seal this? I've never painted anything larger than 11x14 but I think I should coat this piece with a protective layer.  Any help would be appreciated.


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« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2006 10:36:22 AM »

Is that newsprint you painted over?  Eeek!  Newsprint is highly acidic.  I have no idea how to preserve newsprint, so good luck.

« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2006 11:34:41 AM »

That's just thick paper with a parts list printed on it. No newspaper. It's covered in about 5 layers of paints mixed with gel medium.

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« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2006 01:44:02 PM »

i really like it

btw i always paint on newsprint and i havent had anything go wrong with it?!
we always use it at art college....
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