© 2019 Robert Marchessault

October 26, 2019

September 22, 2019

August 13, 2019

April 26, 2019

March 25, 2019

March 4, 2019

February 11, 2019

Please reload

Recent Posts

I'm busy working on my blog posts. Watch this space!

Please reload

Featured Posts

Mat is back!

October 8, 2017

 

A few months ago I asked one of my gallery directors if he thought I should try adding a glossy resin coating to my paintings. He emphatically told me "I hate that stuff"! 

 

Turns out he contacted the main chemist at Grumbacher Artist Paints who told him that no matter what anyone claims, resin turns yellow very quickly. It also has other distressing properties that make for problems over time. Ultimately, collectors are often contacting the gallery asking why their painting doesn't look the same. Returned art required exchanges or refunds.

 

I was glad to hear about the technical issues. But my own thoughts are aesthetic. It appears that clients often make superficial judgments about quality based on surface sheen. In effect, it seems that comparisons are made to the glass of a smart phone or finish on a fine automobile's paint job. 

 

I want to direct people's attention to a painting's more essential aspects. Therefore I've been making my surfaces quite mat. I like this aesthetic. I hope others will too.

Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Please reload

Follow Us
Please reload

Search By Tags
Please reload

Archive
  • Facebook Basic Square
  • Twitter Basic Square
  • Google+ Basic Square