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Thursday, September 27, 2007

GALLERY WRAPPED CUSTOM CANVAS HARDWOOD PANELS

Hardwood Panels & The Masters

Canvas is perceived by many people to be the best support for painting,
but hardwood should not be shunned and in fact some would argue that it's a
superior support as it's rigid, not flexible like canvas.

Many of the paintings that have survived the best from previous centuries are
painted on wood panels. The surface being more rigid tends for less cracking of the paint.
Old Masters of the 14th & 15th centuries such as Michelangelo, Picasso and Van Gogh used
wood panels primed with a chalk like material for their work as there was no canvas.

The Mona Lisa painted by Leonardo da Vinci in 1503-06 survives today is painted on
wood and in almost perfect condition and with little cracking.

Although they are quite time consuming to construct, I have chosen to
use Custom Canvas Covered Hardwood Panels for my work.






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1 comment:

  1. Madison?or is it Kathleen? what do you know about masonite vs birch plywood for panel? I use them both. I use a good gesso before painting. and have PVC glue that I sometimes use as a sealer first...(They are calling masonite RDF board I think at Home Depot now )

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