Artwork / 2006 / Jack Wakeland
Canvas is nice enough to paint on, but I like to switch things up now and then. Jack’s portrait is painted on monk’s cloth, a material that is almost like a basket. Its flat ribbons of cotton are loosely woven together—the detail image below may give you a better idea of what it looks like.
I have also painted a portrait or two on burlap, and I find myself working on bird’s eye piqué quite often. In fact, I like the texture of the latter so well that I painted all of Swollen and Empathetic Magic on it.