A few days ago, Pedro Rodrigues posted a photo of one of his recent paintings on our new forum, and he mentioned that it was painted on a paper mache ‘canvas.’
I don’t do a lot of paintings myself, but I know that canvases are really expensive. Especially big ones like this.
So, naturally, I told Pedro that if he ever made a video of the process, I would love to put it here on the blog. He sent me the link this morning, and here it is. Thanks, Pedro!
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As a non-painter, the one thing in the video that I find most interesting is Pedro’s method of using flat cardboard, and keeping it flat. You know that cardboard (or even plywood) can warp drastically if you put paper mache over it, but Pedro’s canvas is perfectly flat. (And his painting of eyes is hauntingly beautiful.)
To see the full-sized image, of the painting shown above, go to his forum page, here. And while you’re there, go ahead and introduce yourself! It’s so much fun seeing the faces of people we talk to so often here on the blog.
Pedro used a paper mache canvas for his lion, too:
Speaking of painting – I must mention my daughter’s recent work. Her paintings of the sun coming up in South Dakota are amazing. When you’re finished watching Pedro’s video, be sure to go check out her blog.