This week I’m spending more time on wrangling equipment and processes, instead of getting paint on paper. But, I am scaling up! My latest 12 x 18″ paintings feel too small.
Assembling this new easel took a whole afternoon! But the result is satisfying. I debated build-your-own vs. purchase, and chose to buy this studio easel on wheels. It’s big enough to help me work on larger paintings.
Then off to the lumber store and I got great help from John choosing a painting surface and getting the first sheet cut into smaller pieces. It’s a lovely finish plywood, light and smooth. The good stuff was on sale this week! I have one huge board for taping paper onto, and a bunch of smaller ones for priming. Next stage : create an easy way to build cradles (support frames) for panels, because the larger ones will be too flexible. That will require angle clamps and a design for buying pre-cut lumber.
For inspiration, here’s my teacher Nicholas Wilton on the power of play in art