Thursday, May 8, 2008
This was quite an experience. I realized that I hadn't toned a fresh supply of small canvasses last night, so I toned some and set one out in front of a fan so it would be ready for work this morning. It wasn't. I spent most of the day pushing paint around a wet canvas. Not good. I use my fingers occasionally to blend and when I tried it this time the paint disappeared! Also, I thought I could get away with buying quality pre-stretched smaller canvas. The quality of these does not rock. In fact I've been pushing paint around the canvas with my brushes hoping the blends will work—the paint just sort of sits on the surface. I think next week I'll stretch my own and see how that works.