Monday, July 13, 2009

Stretching and stapling a large canvas

Stretching the canvas for Rhododendron Explosion - 48" x 96"
one corner in the works - top
me stretching the corner - bottom

It was a week filled with nightly stretching and stapling sessions, one inch at a time. The corners came last, because that's where I worked out the last wrinkles. It was hard on my wrists, and oh my aching back. That's why I needed to see my massage therapist on Saturday!

However, the effort paid off, and pardon moi, but I now have one tight-assed canvas!

Coming next, gessoing the mother of all canvases!

See the frame for this canvas.

~ I will keep the canvas stretcher tool happy in my hand ~

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