the process of wandering

wandering © susan melrath; 80x24; acrylic on board

there's something about painting on a hard, smooth surface that makes me happy. the first wood panel paintings date back to the 9th century a.d., so this is hardly a new concept. but i've worked on canvas for years and never really "loved" it. i prefer paper, but geez.....the framing costs are ridiculous. wood surfaces can be less expensive and they can take a beating. they do need to be prepared properly - sealed and primed, of course. "wandering" was painted on a hollow core door from home depot and it's a beautiful size for over your sofa or bed!