Beauty is Bark Deep 6 x 8 in. on Carton Paper
The background of this birch painting is the actual color of the Carton Paper. It is treated with a special resin and is much like what the artists in the 1800's used. It will take oil or pastel without any special surface added or if you wish you can use white or clear gesso. So far I have painted on it as it comes. It does absorb the paint giving your brush a dry feel and I loved working on it. Even the color has a richness I like.