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November 24, 2008

6x24

I got these cool little panels by mistake last Friday due to an item number error on my supplier’s website. The error has been straightened out by now, I hope, but I think I’ll keep them anyway. These little guys are 6 x 24 inches, 2″ deep cradles. Also in this shipment were a dozen more 8″ squares.

So now what to do on the smaller odd-sized format? More food for thought. I’m also looking at maybe ordering some of the the 5″ square ones that are also on 2″ deep cradles. So many possibilities with those.

This week is pretty much gone already before it starts. I’m getting ready for family to be here, so not much painting is going to happen. Pretty soon my thoughts will be turning to cleaning out and restocking the refrigerator. I don’t have to cook on Turkey Day, but there will be a big family gathering here on Saturday.

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9 Comments leave one →
  1. November 24, 2008 4:48 pm

    Martha,
    I love anything like those Ampersand boards. I switched to canvas because of the cost of shipping. However, I miss those hard surface, bad boys. I even love the feel of them in your hand. They are an object in their own right.

    You are lucky if you get to keep the mistake boards. Weird size, but I am sure you will find something to do with them!! 🙂

  2. November 24, 2008 6:46 pm

    Sheree, I have become addicted to the hard surface as well. I agree with you that they have a sculptural feel. And they stand up to a lot of abuse. The size I wanted was the 8 x 24s that I had painted on before, and these were what came instead. I could have sent them back, but then I looked at them for a while and thought they might be kind of fun.

  3. November 25, 2008 12:42 am

    Though I’ve been working on squares a lot, there’s something I really enjoy about cramming cool imagery into long skinny supports. The 6×24’s should be a blast!

  4. November 25, 2008 7:18 am

    Yes John, I do think they will be! I can totally see your imagery in this format.

  5. November 25, 2008 8:37 am

    Martha, the art rep has requested that I paint in this size and shape, in multiples. He says he has had many requests for the smaller pieces, as opposed to the bigger more expensive canvases, and the long skinny pieces are in demand (at least for these difficult economic times.) So if your goal is selling (?), you are on the right track. Can’t wait to see what they look like when you’re done with them.

  6. November 25, 2008 11:10 am

    That’s really interesting, Mary. It confirms what my experience is showing as well. Groupings of smaller works are much more flexible than one large piece of fixed dimensions. Plus I think people can more easily justify buying something smaller to get their art fix. And there’s always room for one more small piece!

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