This is just a small masonite panel I had laying around. I thought I would try painting on panel since canvas is more expensive. Having a woodworker downstairs (husband) will really help!
I prepped some panels with gesso and tried it out. Above is about 11" by 8".
It's very different then canvas in that there's no texture. I didn't realize how much I use the canvas texture to put down thin layers of glaze. This is much harder if not impossible to do on this panel.
This one turned out really great! It's only about 10" by 8". I need to do it bigger!
Every time I go down to the area where these structures live I am overwhelmed by the images. I need to paint more of these!