I've heard great things about linen, but because of its cost I've shied away from it for years. Is like the gem fabric you don't want to ruin with a silly sloppy painting. But the time has come for me to give it a try, who knows I might like it more than cotton duck. I know I used to feel the same about panels, and now I think my best work has been done on wood. Now that I've got a number of these supports glued I can start laying down the ground in the few days to come.
Thursday, September 04, 2008
I have developed a routine of preparing canvas in between paintings. I started laying down glue on a few small pieces of canvas and linen for future work. I find it easy to reach into my supply of canvas and pick the size that might work for what I have in mind. I don't plan paintings in advanced, I find that process too slow. I just want to dive into painting right away when I get an idea.