|Pond - oil on board - 12 x 16 - $450|
available at Gallery on Gore, Perth, ON
First decisions when I begin a painting are never written in stone for me. I like to sit back; give it some 'mantel time', work out what the painting needs/ is asking me for. The ability to be able to change my mind, follow a different direction than perhaps my first impulse is very satisfying. A way for something stale to become fresh again. Speaking of old becoming new again...
|varnish removal is an outside project|
|scraping down the lumpy impasto bits |
VERY carefully, dont want to cut the canvas
|unbleached titanium acrylic covers the old title|
Recycling old canvas's in this way seems to work fine for oil impasto methods because the 'fat over lean' rule can still be followed on the new work. However, it DOES NOT allow smooth thin oil washes...if I'm going to be working that way, I usually reach for a pristine new canvas!