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: Need some advice, painting a large piece! 10'x15'

08-28-2013, 11:10 PM
Hey Guys Ryan Sobel here,

So I have a bit of a situation and I was wondering if you might have a suggestion. So I have been commissioned for a large painting; 10'x15' for the ceiling of a large boat. I need to break the overall painting into at least two pieces, approx two 15x5 foot sections that will be placed side by side to create one whole image. Now being said, I am not sure what medium would be most suitable to paint on in this situation. Originally I thought possibly a large acrylic panel, being that that material would be most water resistant, just in case the material would ever somehow get wet since they will be on the water. But the more I read into this, it seems that people often have issues with acrylic panel warping. Do you think that if I were to attach the acrylic panels to a wooden frame this would keep the material from warping? Or do you have any other suggestions for a material that might work better? Please let me know I would really appreciate it!

Thank you,


09-28-2013, 06:06 PM
Does wood shrink, stretch and warp some. I'd put it on a plastic backing if the pain will adhere. But I'd ask if the boat will be in salty seas too, and if that may affect the research and if you need a sealant over the piece at the end?