Hardboard Hand Paintings

Hardboard is the term used for a board or panel made from a hardwood such as oak, cedar, birch, walnut, or mahogany. Softwoods like pine are not suitable for painting because they contain excess resins and they tend to crack.

Heat and steam is applies to leave a fine, fluffy brown fibres. These fibres are transformed into mats, which are held together with lignum and other glues.

The experience of painting on this content  is distinctly different than that of painting on canvas, and many painters prefer this. The surface is quite smooth and the paint glides onto the surface and is easy to move around.

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