I bought stretcher bars last week. The largest I could justify. I do love stretching canvas. Except for the smell of rabbit skin glue – I could do without that. This is (from memory) 56 x 42 inches. She’s a big one. But oh so delighful. I’ve been working on more shapes. They shapes are painterly and transparent, with a handful of opaque shapes to change things up slightly.
On this painting, I’ve incorporated a 3D background, which has actually turned out to look like the corner of a room. I wasn’t planning for that, but it works. I might consider adding an extra background colour to make it less ‘cornery’. We’ll see. This is a work in progress. Not much more the do on this, but a couple of vital finishing touches!