Since receiving my long awaited boards for the final show, I fixed my first three boards with french cleats. Below is a picture of the wooden fix on the wall and the frame on the back of the board, I’ve angled it so you can see how the cleats slot in together.
I chose to try the French cleat fixing system because it allows the board to appear as if floating and looks professional. Because of the style of work I am creating, this fixing method seems ideal; it creates an impact and it’s subtle, not overpowering.
Having these boards has given me the chance to really visualise the sort of landscapes I want to portray. I have managed to make a good start on three paintings, I have planned out the composition of each board by making smaller collages. I want them all to be colourful and individual but also work together as a series when shown alongside each other. In some, the mountains will carry on to the next and in others, the same style of figurative trees strengthen their relationship as a series.