How To Make Your Own Linen Painting Panels

laminall hardboard masonite panel

  Save money and learn how to make your own professional looking hardboard panels. In this video demonstration, I will show you just how easy it is. I learned how to easily mount linen or canvas on hardboard last month while painting with master artist, T. Allen Lawson. The supplies you will need:  A hardboard panel, cut to the desired size. A piece of linen or canvas, cut to the size of the hardboard panel. Leave about 1/4 … [Read more...]

On My Easel #4: Painting Sunflowers

"Western Summer" ©2011 LMcNee

Alright I'll admit it. This painting is actually, "off my easel" now and hanging in my current gallery exhibition at Kneeland Gallery . However, I did complete it recently and thought you all might like to see the progression and thought process behind this painting. The Concept: I live in a winter wonderland and love it, but I must confess to having moments where I find myself longing for and reminiscing about the warmer days of summer. This … [Read more...]

How to Gesso a Masonite Hardboard Panel

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First of all…what is Masonite? Masonite is brand of hardboard that was invented in 1924 and was originally used for many construction applications. It is formed using the Mason method of compressing and blasting wooden chips with steam and then forming them into boards. No glue of other material is added. Only natural ingredients are used which makes it an environmentally friendly product. Although I still call it Masonite, I have been told by … [Read more...]


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