Re: preparing large plywood boards for oil painting
Welcome to wet canvas...... First off you should build a cradle for the back to support the plywood and help keep it from wrapping. If you're handy that cradle could give you a nice finished edge as viewed from the side so you may be able to get away from buying a frame if that is the look you're after.
For how to prepare the plywood for paint, there is a current thread called sizing "hardboard" that will tell you all you need to know.
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Drawing is the basis of art. A bad painter cannot draw. But one who draws well can always paint. (Arshile Gorky)
Last edited by Freesail : 04-03-2012 at 03:55 PM.