Artist: Kim Kasner
Note: I use American Easel natural Birch panels with deep cradles (the back frame) measuring 1 5/8 inches, or 4 centimeters. The face of the panel is smooth Baltic Birch, the cradle is solid Poplar Wood, all sourced in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. I find this product to be superior in construction to other wood panels I've worked with, and I appreciate that they strive for sustainability, sourcing their lumber from like-minded mills. Each piece is sealed with 3 coats of clear Minwax Polycrylic, which protects the wood from dust, fingerprints and spills. Polycrylic is close to invisible. See examples below for reference.