Wondering what I’m doing in the studio this week?
I’m doing up some Prep Work!
While continuing my Trash paintings on illustration board, I wanted to work the series on a larger size. I thought what a better material to work on than cardboard. It’s such a great backing to work on. It’s inexpensive, available – often too much, and versatile. So, my husband accumulated some large sheets from work – lovely pieces I might add. Very smooth on one side, unmangled – not really a word, but still true, and could be cut to whatever size I wanted. It produced a lot of pieces – I decided to go with 4×6.
Below is the process I took the sheet of cardboard to workable “canvas” pieces.
First – The full sheet – very large. (above)
Next – I had to square it up and then measured out the grid for cutting pieces 4 x 6 size.
Then – I mark the piece with a grid for the 4 x 6 pieces. Can you see the pencil marks there? The board cut down to about 50 pieces.
Finally – I gesso them – 3 layers, let them dry and they are ready to use! How exciting!
View the image in the series below…
I’m so excited to start using them!