Thursday, January 10, 2013

"Hauling Gravel"

10x8" oil on canvas panel

I really like painting on Utrecht canvas panels. A box of seventy-five 8x10s just arrived on my doorstep so I'm well stocked and ready to go. The thing I like about them is they're inexpensive (and archival) which frees me up to experiment painting anything and everything.


Barbara said...

I'm a big fan of your work, your blog inspires me and fills me with envy! Very inspired by your Google Streetviews painting! Yeah, good shadows can be hard to find.
About the Utrect panels you use, (and the carton of 75!) are they they ones mounted on heavy weight muti-ply board? Great price!
How do you frame them? For small work (8/10 and smaller) I have been using a linen liner with a narrow frame, but have attached the gesso board I usually use to foam core and let 1/4" of the foam core surround the edge of the board so it can float.
Thanks for sharing your work and your process!

Michael Chamberlain said...

Thanks, glad you're enjoying my work Barbara. The panels I've been using are the Utrecht panels with 7oz cotton canvas, triple primed with acrylic gesso. They're typical inexpensive canvas panels.

Your floater idea sounds nice. I've been framing them using simple black frames from Aaron Brothers. Thanks for you comment!