It's time to prepare more wood panels for art. To prepare wood panels, first they are cut to size; second, a notch in put in one side for hanging; third, they are sanded on all sides. Finally, each panel is gessoed and sanded three or four times with a 24-hour dry time between each layer of gesso drying. Then they are ready for the first layer of paint. :D
I am starting another group of paintings on exotic and other hardwoods like cherry and maple. The secret to seeing the wood is a clear gesso. It allows the wood to be painted on while seeing some of the wood grain underneath. Look for another blog post with some of the new paintings soon!