Friday, February 20, 2009

Garlic Pressed

I recently came up with an easy way to hold my daily painting small canvases. As you see above,
I've taken a 9 x 12 cardboard panel (I used the back panel of a canvas pad) and taped a strip of 1/2 " wide foam board across the bottom. Then I set the canvas on that ledge and put another 1/2 " foam board strip across the top of the panel. I clip the strip at both edges with heavy clips. Because of the cushiony foam inside of the foam board, you push down a little before clipping, and it really holds the canvas well. It's then easy to carry outside to photograph. I've put vertical strips of masking tape at the edges where a 6 x 6 and a 6 x 8 canvas would hit. This just protects the back panel a little. These are easy to set on my easel. I've tried using push pins and duct tape, and like this method. I now have several of these, so I can leave the painting on until it's dry.

6" x 6" oil on canvas panel
$100.00 + $10. s/h
contact me if interested

I wanted to work with reflective light on white. I have a blue fabric on the right side and a pinkish one on the top-left side. It really exaggerates the reflections. And I wanted to work with a light subject on a light background. I usually go for more contrast.


Nancy B. Hartley said...

Pam, I like your idea of the panel holder. Thank you for passing it on in your blog...I will have to try this out. Your garlic looks wonderful, good job on the reflected colors!

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Great idea - I've wanted to try Carol's but I can't get her husband to make me one! Nice work on a difficult subject!

Pam Holnback said...

Kelley, I wanted to make Carol's, too, but this was so much faster, easier and does the same thing. I'll probably have to replace the horizontal strips after awhile.

Anne Winthrop Cordin said...

Clever woman!Lovely garlic.