Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Before Day One
Before I started Day One there was the unglamorous work of creating the support.
I assembled the stretcher bars and cut the canvas.
Then I stretched the canvas and stapled it to the frame.
At this point I gessoed it, waited for it to dry and sanded the surface. I do this three time.
Then I started applying thin washes of acrylic colour. I do several times until I achieve a surface that I am ready to paint on.
This all happens before Day One.