I have a general question....I paint in really, really, thick gels and pastes in acrylics, and in thinner acrylics I have done some larger paintings and I am now wanting to start doing that full time with my thick style as well.
The typical size would be 4 x 3 ft.
Now, I've heard to take caution with very large and super thick application...but I was wondering; what is the most recommended prep and support for this style, for archival reasons?
I was thinking, that the easiest for me, and the cheapest for me too, would be to construct my own gallery style wood panels, and then secure with tough glue and nails my preferred canvas choice to it.
It would be easiest for me as I have a contractor dad, so I'm really good with tools and wood, plus he gets them all the time for work so I could get em' cheaper.
I was wondering if you think this sounds like a good, archival method, and if the canvas I will choose to spread over it matters at all?
Does the type of canvas and the weave or thickness of it make any difference in archival issues if
it is stretched over a solid wood panel?
And finally, any preferred wood for this kind of thick style?
Well...I guess I posed a question a little too detailed to be called general!
But I hope you can help!
Thanks so much!