I was surfing through ebay and I discovered that you can buy wood on ebay.
I’ve just started making some paintings on plywood of a bunch of figures from the civil war era (I have about 27 sketched and drawn in Adobe Illustrator). I may reconsider using plain jane plywood. A lot of this wood on ebay is really beautiful. I’m going to investigate this a little. Menards and Home Depot are great resources for an artist, but they don’t offer ANYTHING like some of the stuff that’s on ebay.