The Big Canvas

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This is it! My first real canvas (as opposed to burlap and striped fabric).

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It’s 40x30x3 1/2 inches deep.

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Corners tucked.

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Ready for gesso.

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Still working on the stripes at the same time.

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Using the big brush for this.

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Thawing out the gesso.

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I could hear the birds outside the window as I worked. Happy day!

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2 Responses to “The Big Canvas”

  1. kevmoore Says:

    I’ve been stretching a couple of canvasses for Miki recently, and I feel I’m really rubbish at it! Looks like you’ve done a great job Shelley!

    • shelleymhouse Says:

      Thanks Kev! I was proud of myself for finally giving it a try. The front of this piece is almost done, but I haven’t started the sides of the wrapped canvas yet. I used 1×4’s to make it extra deep.


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