Friday, June 11, 2010

Painting on mdf board

I have been looking for smooth and texture-less support for my paintings for quite some time now. Canvas is a real paint to paint on even after several layers of gesso. Card is not too bad, but it curls when wet, so even though it was much easier to get all the detail right, it still was not very pleasant and comfortable to work on. So I've tried painting on mdf boards and it was fantastic!!! Really great for detailed work! The next thing to try - is painting on wood, which I believe would be even nicer!
Yoshi was my first attempt. It is an ACEO (2.5 x 3.5 inches). Yoshi means "good" or "repsectable" in Japanese.

Next, I painted Emily and Constantine. Also an ACEO. Emily is a cute Victorian slightly gothic type of girl. Constantine is her pet weasel (what a serious name for a little weasel:))

Both paintings are available in my Etsy shop.

Postcards, cards, magnets, totes etc with Yoshi are here, and Emily and Constantine printed products are here.


José said...

Hi Tanya,

Don't forget to use respiratory and eye protection in case you sand MDF.

Take care,


Tanya's Irish Art said...

José, thank you for the heads up! My father-in-law did all the sanding and cutting, but I guess if it was me - I would have never thought of using a mask...

Legal Momma said...

Beautiful Geisha!