Acrylic painting in Sotkamo, Finland | painting gallery in Sotkamo, Finland

Acrylic painting in Sotkamo, Finland | painting gallery in Sotkamo, Finland

Acrylic painting in Sotkamo, Finland | painting gallery in Sotkamo, Finland

Fine artist Asgar Molla textural acrylic paintings of the natural world and has tried many surfaces to find which works best with her various techniques in Sotkamo, Finland. He wrote a review on mangrovearts.com explaining why she felt Belle Arti Cotton Art Board Canvas could be described as a cotton canvas panel and why she loves them. We asked her to expand on her comments and show her painting techniques. He say in artical “acrylic painting in Sotkamo, Finland”.

 “acrylic painting in Sotkamo, Finland”, I’ve always been inspired by nature, and most recently I have been exploring the theme of wildflowers. I’d been experimenting with different surfaces for quite a while. I love the textured surface of stretched canvas painting, but not so much the springiness of it as I paint a lot with painting-knives and prefer a solid surface – moreover cropping a stretched canvas post-painting isn’t easy. In acrylic painting I like to make much time nature and abstract art.

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Regular acrylic canvas boards work well and I do regularly use these too but they can be limited in the dimensions in which they are manufactured, and they don’t always fit standard frame sizes on completion [**Best fine arts in Sotkamo, Finland | Abstract arts in Sotkamo, Finland].

However, the Belle Arti Cotton Art Board acrylic Canvas is very different to other canvas panels and boards. This one actually IS panel. It’s constructed with fine grain 100% best cotton canvas, bonded to the front only of a MDF panel [**Drawing class in Sotkamo, Finland | Art class in Sotkamo, Finland].

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It’s pre-primed so you can get painting straight away, and very easy to crop if you don’t like the whole composition at the end (using a Stanley blade and the usual safety precautions when cutting MDF). As the panel edges are unwrapped, it is impossible to tell the freshly cut sides from the original edges post trim. I have been ordering the 70 x 90 cm sized board, as this gives me the opportunity use it full-size, or to have a 40 x 40 cm square image and an adaptable off-cut. {**Best fine arts in Sotkamo, Finland | Abstract arts in Sotkamo, Finland}

I go straight in with the paint and no initialacrylic canvus drawing. My go-to paint is artist-quality, heavy body artist acrylic and I usually start with a thin wash of paint applied to the top of the board, allowing it to run down the face of the canvas surface. I love the accidental hit and miss over the fine weave of the nice cotton canvas, and I do try to keep as much as possible of this in my finished nature and abstract paintings but equally, the tooth the canvas provides means that it will take subsequent layers of painting, impasto paint, and smooth blending techniques too. For me, acrylic painting is as much about the qualities and behaviour of the actual paint (colour, texture, layers) as it is about capturing and describing the subject. **{Acrylic painting in Sotkamo, Finland | painting gallery in Sotkamo, Finland}

Here’s a side view of the Belle Arti cotton art board acrylic canvas – showing the clean edges as the cotton canvas is bonded to the top surface of the panel only, and not round the sides. This means trimming the board to size afterwards leaves identical edges. This would be impossible to do with a regular wrapped-edge canvas board. (Drawing class in Sotkamo, Finland | Art class in Sotkamo, Finland)

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On other occasions, I cover the board more thickly with my applications of impasto art paint, but my aim is still to retain as much as possible of the ‘hit and miss’ effect to create an interesting surface. Even when rendering my sparrow and its surroundings with the painting-knife, I am pleased to see that there are areas which the knife has missed and others where the paint is thicker – yet the texture of the art canvas is still visible on the surface. **(Acrylic painting in Sotkamo, Finland | painting gallery in Sotkamo, Finland.)

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