As the weeks have gone by since my original proposal, I have come across things which I need to reconsider such as; a number of boards I am showing. I have six large boards which will show side by side, I chose six because
- The number of boards I am showing. I have six large boards which will show side by side, I chose six because I thought it’s a round number and it will give me a chance to 3 boards day-time themed and 3 boards night-time themed.
- I also made the decision to use acrylic paint primarily as I had been told by a tutor that my skill in using oil paint was not good enough to use it as the sole medium. I have now decided that acrylic will cover my boards and in the last stages of painting my boards, I may use oil over the top or other mediums such as oil bar, pastels and inks.
- I am now certain that the fixing method of french cleats will be the only fixing method on all six boards, I think that this method of fixing is clean and flush and now I have learned how to do it it will be easier to do on all boards. Also, if any of the boards were to sell, the fixing is easy to assemble.
- As the boards are quite long and there are six of them, I will definitely 3 walls side by side or maybe even 4! I would still like a natural source of light but this isn’t necessary for the work. To highlight continuance, I want my paintings to sit side by side with about 30cm between them. (But, I want to play around with aesthetics of display when I get my space and the boards are finished.)
Below is an amended table of expenses, although I was unable to find out how much french cleats would cost to put on the back of the boards so I haven’t included that.