Circular cardboard templates sure come in handy.
When canvas has been soaked with water, wrung out and hung to dry, it develops wrinkles. Stretching the canvas and applying gesso does not remove the wrinkles... what to do? Go for the layered look and make the paint look wrinkly too.
I worked on 8 of the small oil paintings earlier this week. 6 are now finished; ideally 3 more will be finished by the end of the month.
In the acrylic world:
Not sure how I feel about these yet. Each 20x33 inches and still in progress.
And then one frosty morning I became aware of seemingly hordes of spiders living in the spruce boughs.
This made my spirit feel very happy.