You may or may not have seen the painting in the photo above slide by on the Instagram feed on the side of this site. I'm kind of in love with it. It's a translation of the Spanish stuff I was doing for Estrella Damm. It's a very big canvas. It's 4 x 6 feet and it was sort of an acrobatic feat to get it scripted. I kinda wish I had a trapeez now that I want to do more. It was a test of tools. It's not black gouache - it's my all time favourite painting colour: Payne's Grey in acrylic. I use pre-stretched canvasses because I don't enjoy stretching my own. I like the perfect corners of the pre-stretched kind. But working on an already stretched canvas means you have to float like a butterfly OVER the layed-flat canvas to get the right brush angle. Scripting like this doesn't work well when on an easel because you want maximum brush load. And because the canvas is prestretched you cannot bear weight on it for fear of tearing or denting.
It's just one of a few very big things that I'm experimenting on in my studio this summer. It was also really super fun.