"Another Still Life with a Guitar"
24 x 24" acrylic on canvas.
In this painting I particularly like the "movement" , starting somewhere in the lower canter and driving the viewer upward through the rapids of the ivy and the (sound hole??) of the guitar. If that's not the correct term for it, and I'm sure it's not, then one of my arty musician friends will undoubtedly correct me. And welcome to it.
I'm still painting on unstretched canvas. There are advantages and disadvantages.
The advantages are that I save time and space by not stretching the canvas until the painting sells. Unstretched canvases can be laid flat or gently rolled with other paintings of a similar time frame or subject matter. I group mine by date of creation, since my archives are posted by date-code.
The disadvantage is that the support that the unstretched canvas is adhered to is, in my case, heavier and more cumbersome than a stretched canvas. I clip mine, as I have undoubtedly mentioned, to a sheet of heavy plexiglass with some spring clips.
The weight of the plexiglass is more than that of a stretched canvas, and the spring clips are in the way when I try to turn the canvas on its side. Not to mention, the sometimes let the canvas slip. Mere annoyances.
But.....I have an idea. Tomorrow I will rummage in the shed for some of those plastic clips that hold the cover on my pool.
I'll let you know how it turns out.
Micheal W. Jones
Thoughts and work from a mid-career artist working his ass off every day
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