Hello Sir, You responded to my Question on the artist quorum regarding use of photo shop to draw grid lines before laminating a source photo to paint from.
You offered a very helpful tip suggesting that I not try to laminate the photo but rather spray it with a matte clear acrylic spray paint. You said after a couple of coats you have experienced achieving a great result. This seems like a reasonable approach especially in my current situation in which I am commissioned to paint a 36 x 48 seascape. It’s hard to find a local lamination service that can manage laminating a photograph that large. So I’m considering to follow your direction and use the clear acrylic spray paint idea. I’m just a little bit nervous about spray painting this clear acrylic material on a Freshly printed 36 x 48 photograph that I paid a local print shop $85 to print. If I screw it up that might be quite a waste of money. I guess I don’t really have a question, but since you’ve done something similar to this I wondered if you have any specific tips to make sure I get it right the first time. Any advice you can lend would be greatly appreciated.