I always wanted to paint a pop-up subject as this greeting card. The name of the card is really Greetings from Holland…I love the simple yet elegant design on the card. I´ve never been in Netherlands but thought it would be fun to include a note that says: Greetings to mom and dad, love, Hector(my middle name).
This was my second time painting on an aluminum panel…the first time I prepared the panel myself…this one came already primed and ready to paint. I prefer to prepare the panel myself because I feel that the priming texture was a bit rough and would prefare a smoother surface. All in all it´s been an interesting subject matter for me to paint.
Great share Jose! May I ask what your usual painting surface is? And can you elaborate on how the aluminum panel was different? Thanks so much!
Thank you, Anthony! My usual painting surface is wood panels…one of my favorite panels is Ampersand´s Gessoboard.
It´s nice to paint on aluminum panels if you prepare them yourself…I´ve done two paintings on aluminum panels…the other one I did I prepared it myself with two coats of acrylic gesso and the final coat of a 50% acrylic gesso and 50% acrylic gray color following David Kassan´s suggestion, on preparing aluminum panels…this worked better for me. On this painting I experimented with an aluminum panel that was already primed…this I got from Jerry´s Artarama´s site same as the unprimed one…the brand is AlumaComp. Since it´s a prepared surface is not as smooth as I wanted it to be.