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! 



3 comments:

Peggy Stermer-Cox said...

Hi Susan, Thank you for showing us your work in progress. Stunning work!

susan said...

thanks for your encouragement, peggy. if i could just remember to stop and take pics i could do this with all my work!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful colors, I am loving this new collection and can't wait to see it all together at the Virginia Inn!
Lilian