I was over at William Kalwick's studio this summer, and he is starting to use birch panels when he goes to Guatemala for his plein aire studies. He seems pretty happy. Your big box stores carry the 1/4 inch in 4x8 and 2x4 ft. lengths.
Being you have had at least two workshops with Richard Schmid and have still retained your style, what did you hear from Richard on all of the copycats of his style? I would really be interested.
You are very prolific, Art Center was the place I wanted to go. Instead, went to Vietnam as a combat artist and went to college when I got back in Louisiana. Great work Marc.
Chuck in Houston