Canvas Preparation for a New Painting

The painting process requires some rigorous  work before the paint brush or the idea arrive in my hand and head.   I’m progressing forward to a show in Gladstone, Mo. this winter  in the month of December.  I was very wrapped up in the paper pieces I did for the “Give Me that Dog” project, so when I returned to larger canvas painting,  I’d forgotten how much prep work that can be!  This afternoon I’ve stretched one canvas and prepared several pre-stretched canvas so that when the idea comes, the surface will be ready to go!  Good ideas are hard to come by and also…to hang on to especially if  I have to spend lots of time doing the preparation of a canvas.  Even the pre-stretched canvas from  Utrecht art supplies require a couple of coats of  Gesso before I can begin to paint.

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