I've finally experimented painting on Aquaboard. This is a snapshot and I can possibly get a better photo...but not now. This substrate definitely has some tooth. I am ok with that, but as far as taking the picture, it may be very difficult to get a true white background and eliminate the photographic of the texture. This doesn't impact the original but will impact reproducing prints. I am also not an experimenter by nature. Somehow I never want to take the TIME!
Day 13. 30in30 painting challenge. Because I fear I am getting behind, I chose a subject that is easy to paint so that I could 'experiment' with the Aquaboard. I have been doing small paintings on 6x6" paper and mounting them on a wood cradle, wide enough that it can stand or be hung. Unfortunately, the process of mounting and finishing off the paper because it won't be displayed under glass, takes place over the course of several days. I love the end product, just think the process takes too much time. So...this is why I chose to experiment with Aquaboard. I don't know if it will eliminate finishing yet. And now it doesn't stand up since I bought only 1/4" board, so I will have to figure how to have it hang. Oh well, glad I'm in a painters group in which I can explore the next steps. Jury is still out on this.