PAINTING ARTWORK ON A HUGE CANVAS TO COVER A HEADBOARDMy client showed me a photograph and said she had an idea for a headboard.
She had a king size bed and wanted me to paint something similar onto a huge canvas.
She said she would have it attached to a large piece of plywood as her headboard.
I purchased a huge piece of canvas cloth.
Then, I couldn't figure out how in the world! I was going to paint on it.
My neighbor is always there to figure these things out for me! He brought over a 4'x8' piece of plywood and set it up in my studio. I taped the canvas to it and started prepping it for painting. I wondered what kind of trees these were. I still don't know.
When I finished painting the canvas, I had to figure out a way to get it rolled up to deliver it. I had to be very careful with it. I was afraid the paint might crack or be creased if it got folded.
So, my neighbors, Betty and Lulu, helped me carry it out to the driveway.
I laid drop cloths on it for a cushion protection and we rolled it up.
That worked! and, made it easy for me to carry.
When I got it to my client's house, she had a guy waiting to attach it to a very large piece of wood. First, she laid and attached a lot of batting to the wood and they wrapped the canvas around the wood and stapled it. Then he attached the wood to the wall.
It looked so, so nice in her bedroom.
She designed this very special headboard and I think
it was a GREAT idea!!!