11x14 oil on stretched canvas
Look familiar? It's from the same photo as the last post but with changes. I took out the rubber boats that were in front and replaced it with a red boat from another photo. I worried that my size and perspective wouldn't be correct, but I think I did it fine. I also took out some other boats that were in the photo. I was sharing my plan with my daughter and she was the one who suggested taking out the rubber boats. I can always depend on my daughter's opinions to be valuable.
I have been stretching my own canvas. First, I soaked the cotton duct canvas before stretching as I had learned from my art instructor, Florence Anderson and it worked out well. The ones I stretched dry also seemed to be fine. The employees at Dick Blick Art Store said that they never soaked them first, but thought that that was probably a good idea. They also said they sold a spray that tightens up the canvas. Would love to know what you think from those of you who stretch your own.