you're reading...
Other Art

Old Manuscript Paper Painting #1: The Ossuary

Mostly I write about sports, of course, but once in a while it is nice to slip in something different. Below is a painting that I did a couple years ago on old manuscript paper. I like to paint on material like that, I don’t think many others do.

About Charles

This blog is about vintage and hand-made baseball cards, art, brewing and cigars, history and anything interesting that I think should be passed along. Come often, you are welcome!


5 thoughts on “Old Manuscript Paper Painting #1: The Ossuary

  1. Fantastic! How did you keep the manuscript ink from running?


    Posted by Julia Thelen | April 16, 2015, 4:40 am
    • Thanks for the question. Under the gouache I applied a layer of gesso.


      Posted by Charles | April 16, 2015, 12:40 pm
      • Thanks so much! I just came into possesion of some very old hand-written manuscripts and sheet music frim 17th/18th century. I want to paint transparent images on them, so that the script shows through. I have transparent gesso, but I’m terrified that even this will cause the ink to run. I’ll have to sacrifice the most tattered one for testing. I was also considering a spray-on glaze. Wish me luck! Julia


        Posted by Julia Thelen | April 16, 2015, 1:40 pm
    • Send me a scan when you are finished. Love to see it.


      Posted by Charles | April 16, 2015, 3:35 pm
  2. I like this painting too Charles – can’t decide if you’re looking forward to Halloween or just got back from a Grateful Dead concert , either way two of my favorite things !


    Posted by Mark Buckley | August 10, 2014, 4:05 pm

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: