Wednesday, January 9, 2008


Not that... Because I use pressed board to paint on (called masonite or standard board), I can cut my panels any size I want to. I have chosen 4" x 6" for my smallest paintings. I have a large craftsman table saw that has made my life much easier. It helps with my framing, too. I usually cut them from scraps of larger projects (frugal). I mount the finished panels on a block of wood which is a little larger than the painting. Unmounted examples: The commissioned three-panel painting now has a third layer of color applied - a red and brown mixture. I think that I need a fourth layer to make more contrast and to get closer to the final colors that the client has specified. The finished work should be on my next post.

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