Posts Tagged ‘Art’

Vietnam War Slang Series. Panel 1 of 26 – A is for Arclight.

Arclight. spray paint on canvas, Vietnam War painting by artist Oliver Smith

Arclight or Arc Light is the general term for the use of B52 bombers to provide CAS (Close Air Support), the title was first used as the monicer for mission Operation Arc Light in 1965; that mission consisted in part the deployment of B-52F Stratofortresses as conventional bombers from bases in the US to Guam to support…

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Vietnam War Slang Series – Panel 2 of 26 – B is for Basketball.

Basketball

This panel is the result applying various types of stencils and masking for spray painting. The Vietnam war slang word “Basketball” refers to an illumination-dropping aircraft mission, capable of lighting approximately a square mile of terrain, rather than using the actual action (illuminating the terrain at night) to come up with an image, the final design is…

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Russell & Chapple Stretcher Bars

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Russell and Chapple exhibition stretcher bars make the best stretchers you’ll ever find. They are extremely well made and fit together perfectly without the need for a mallet of any kind. These bars are sold with corner wedges which can be fitted once the canvas has been stretched, tapping the wedges into the corners can…

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Urban Fine Art Spray Paint

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As you can see the Molotow Urban Fine Art range cans come with a pigment rating as you get with any high quality fine art paint material. This might dictate how opaque the spray covers or how bright the colour might be, to be honest if they decided to put 5 stars or for that matter…

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High Pigment Acrylic Inks

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High pigment acrylic ink, light fast colours from the One4all Range, very thin watery ink that goes a long way, works well in fibre tipped pens and airbrushing, not as easy to use with a paintbrush and I’d recommend adding something like Golden Airbrush Medium, which makes the paint coat a bit more durable. These…

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Cellulose Thinners

Cellulose-thinners

If you haven’t worked with Cellulose Thinners before be very careful to make sure you use a decent respirator with a filter for hazardous chemicals, that is if you’re spraying it. Using small amounts of thinners to thin paint doesn’t really need breathing equipment but it can still get a bit dizzying, so make sure…

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