|Spring, oil on Gessobord, 24" x 18", 2012|
Award winning Canadian artist, Susan Outlaw, captures the beauty of the change in seasons, the rural living and forests around her home in Ancaster, Ontario. She gives exquisite detail and life to her subjects, bringing out the beauty in the every day.
|Crimson on White, 18" x 24", 2014|
Susan paints in both acrylics and oils, preferring oils because of their blending properties and using acrylics often as an underpainting. Finding Gessobord™ in a local art store in Hamilton, Ontario, Susan says she fell in love with the quality of the surface. "Ampersand Gessobords are extremely smooth and the surface works well with my painting style. I find that oils will still sink in to this surface, sometimes allowing me to get away with one layer only, whereas with other boards, the oil remains on top almost like plastic or glass, drying time is longer and challenging to blend." Gessobord works best for Susan's higher realism works, her finer detailed pieces because of its slight absorbency and smooth surface. In her looser styles, often landscapes or architectural pieces, Susan leans towards canvas.
|Small Shell, 8"x 10", 2013|
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