I enjoy doing small paintings when I want to try out a different style or technique. For these small paintings I use masonite/hardboard. Our local Builder's Warehouse sells large sheets of masonite. I purchase the sheet and tell them what sizes I want it cut to, and they do that at no extra charge. When I paint on these boards I don't worry about making a mess or wasting expensive canvas. I use the stretched canvas for specific projects.
This little painting was inspired by a photograph I took while visiting St Francis Bay in April of this year. The weather had been dreadful and on this particular morning the sun came out and there was not a breath of wind. This was when I spotted the lady in the blue jacket taking a walk.
Early Morning Walk
Acrylic on hardboard
30 x 25cm
I had to change the photo, the previous one was taken at night and did not look good at all. Note to self, always take the photos in daylight.