Sunday, April 7, 2013

Stretched, primed and ready to go! Original Contemporary Abstract Painting by Texas Artist Filomena de Andrade Booth

I finally took some time out to stretch new canvases, prime and texture them and lay them out to dry in the warm sun today.  This was a "chore" I had been putting off, but because I had actually run out of canvases to paint, it needed to be done.

Some artists prefer to buy their canvases already prepared, but because I like to work fairly large and in assorted shapes and sizes, I always stretch my own canvases.  I started doing this out of necessity when I was in college and, over the years, have become pretty proficient at it.  I told one of my artist friends that I actually enjoy and find the process "therapeutic", not to mention that it saves quite a bit of money.  

Now I'm ready to go on to the next step...painting!

If you've never stretched your own canvas, here is a helpful tutorial:

Original abstract painting
Texas Contemporary Abstract Artist
Filomena de Andrade Booth

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