Hello Mary Pat,
Thank-you for your response and request for more info.
To answer your question about board or canvas..... I had a hard time deciding how to answer, so talked it over with a couple friends.
Some people paint on real plywood-type boards (nicer than plywood tho), because they want a painting quite "durable". But there are some people who think, painting on boards is not "acceptable" for a "finished fine art" piece, that it is only acceptable for "practice" work. There are different types of boards and canvas stretched over boards, or pressed cardboard, and there are nice versions of all that are archivable, and made to last a long time.
.....BUT... I am having a hard time finding a pre-made board with a 4' dimension, by approx 24". So, the board request might be a mute point. I do not have wood working tools here at this house, to be able to make up a board myself.
If this is something you will just hang inside your house in a family-type room over a couch or something, canvas will be more than great. People want paintings on boards, for hallways with lots of traffic or situations for a "mishap", because is more durable, but also heavier ( and more expensive to ship).
If you are interested in board, I can try again on Monday to call and find a supplier for this large, unique shape/size.
Hope I am not totally boring you or confusing you with all that......
Did you get to see my art on my CustomMade page? I have picked out some more examples of different styles I have also done. I would do your piece in acrylic and it would be more like the book page or the fish drawing attached which were done in watercolor. Acrylic is very versatile. Different styles and techniques can look more like watercolor or like an oil painting.
The portrait was done in oil, and the mermaids were fired in glaze.
If you are still interested in my work for your project, I would be very excited to see the other photos you also have.
posted on Sep 16th 2012 by Sara E. Lynch
This may look very boring but to a painter this is super exciting.
posted on Oct 06th 2012 by Sara E. Lynch
Here is all of the image in pencil. I can't wait to get started with paint.
posted on Oct 22nd 2012 by Sara E. Lynch
Hooray! We have colors
posted on Nov 13th 2012 by Sara E. Lynch
Here's more color.
posted on Nov 16th 2012 by Sara E. Lynch
At last, we have a painting.
posted on Nov 27th 2012 by Sara E. Lynch
I think the colors look better in this picture
posted on Nov 29th 2012 by Sara E. Lynch