I got excited the other day about my recent finds at my neighborhood thrift store…wood plaques. You see I have been thinking about mounting some of my works on wood to solve the framing issues involved with works on paper and perhaps more appealing to those that want to purchase them. So I was overjoyed to find something that I could reuse, that was solid, and came in varying sizes.
SO…………I started my first piece, which was pretty fun to make, although it was a bit on the smallish side for me……
Anyway, I learned a whole lot in this process such as:
1. Even though a pen says it is permanent, it is better to test it out…meh
2. Make sure the hole in the back of the plaque is correct with the orientation of the work…duh
3. If you are going to seal your work with varnish, don’t use water-color to paint with, use ink…damn
So I completed it just a bit ago. It’s not my most favorite piece (I feel like it is a bit too cute…yes? No??), but it did teach me the lessons above and a few more things. Anyway, I am excited to try again, this time on a larger format.
Oh, I almost forgot, here’s the work:
Take care and thanks for reading!