Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Portrait Study #10

"Portrait Study #10", 14 x 11 In, Oil on Museum Board

Some of you may wonder why I paint on museum board for my smaller works. Its a habit that I learned from the late William F. Reese, my first plein air instructor, many years ago. I love museum board--it is archival, lightweight, inexpensive and when prepared the way I prepare it, has a wonderful surface. I purchase Risings 4 ply, 32 x 40 inch museum board from Daniel Smith, 25 sheets at a time. I usually prepare 10 sheets at at time. With my mat board cutter, I can cut the sheet to any size that I want.

You can go to this link for complete instructions on how to prepare museum board for oil painting.

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