Oil on panel 8"x10" SOLD
This is the second oil I've created with having the old iron bridge in Bentonsport, IA as the focal point. It's a view from the front porch of the Iron & Lace store.
Here you can see how I like to create works sized 8x10 and smaller on a support made out of foamboard. I glue and tape layers of board together to give it strength. It's much lighter to carry then something made out of wood. Lately, I've been using cardboard instead of the black foamboard shown here.
Using black or the "brown" cardboard creates a neutral middle value tone that surrounds a work. Working on a surface like this helps me keep my easel clean from paint. A support panel like this also provides a means for me to transport a finished painting without worrying about smearing the wet paint.