Five Little Canvases
22 Apr 22 by justatest
Thinking about scaling down, maybe hoping for a little more intimacy, or focus. I´m preparing five unusually small (for me) canvases of slightly differing sizes (to prevent them making up a diptych, triptych, or quintych even) and am cautiously curious to discover where they´ll lead.

First blank canvas

Five Little Canvases

in preparation

Bought some new light canvas material. Sawed up wood and made stretchers. Stretched the canvases, primed them with a couple of coats of hot glue, then four of five coats of hot gesso (made as I learnt one hundred years ago at art school with calcium carbonate, zinc oxide, boiled linseed oil, and rabbit-skin glue), allowing each coat to dry and be sanded. In all takes a few weeks (mostly waiting for surfaces to dry) but then the finished blank canvas is such a pleasure to work with.