I have a project of painting fifty one hour paintings. My goal was to loosen up and use big brushes and paint simply. Well the project has taken an unexpected turn. Ive been painting 12 x16 and 16 x 22 paintings by beginning with a 4 inch brush using three basic acrylic colors (i change what I use based on what Im painting) and Gac 100 Acrylic undercoat. This initial work takes 5 minutes minutes and is very loose and drippy. Then I use a big oil brush and at 50 minutes I allow my self 10 minutes to use a small brush. One hour and the painting is done. Then I can wait one week and spend 10 more minutes noodling, it is hard to stop but I must.
I now have a nice series of paintings and Im wondering how to mount them? Im painting on either 300 lb cold pressed arches wc paper or 100% rag museum board? Any ideas
16 x 22 oil on museum board
Gary Bradley painting in NC
I would suggest skipping the mounting and frame them with something inexpensive like a frame from IKEA or Nielsen Frames that have the pre-cut mat and glass. If your still set on mounting I'd suggest photo mounting them to a hard board or using an archival glue and board. You will need to have something to cover the art and heavy to evenly weigh the paper down to the board as it dries flat. A large tool box or stacks of books placed on top of a protective board works well. Another option is to use canvas that is on a roll. You can then cut it to size.
Good idea I am going to try it. Also a very nice piece can we see some more?
Thanks for the replies. Today Im investigating the use of GAC 100 as the foundation for either museum board or 300 lb watercolor [paper. A fellwo artist will join me in using miracle muck and bonding the pieces to masonite. Our idea is to paint the edges and back in black leaving a 1 inch strip. then glue iot down and see what that looks like. Our real question is how to mount the paintings of=n lite weight base that can be sold as is with out the need of a frame.
this 12 x 16 is of the Holy Trinity Church in Arroyo Seco, NM I painted this a month ago. OIl on Museum board
I will try masonite. We tried foam core as a base and it warped.