Human Geometry is a 20x20 oil done by Shirley Fachilla in open studio.
Though I’ve been painting for about eight years, I never stretched a canvas until last week.
[Unclear about the definition of stretching? see Artful Definitions.]
I didn’t even want to try it. I lacked the tools and the knowledge. I told myself I didn’t have the time or the strength. And I knew I wouldn’t enjoy it.
Yes, I do need some additional tools. And if I painted as regularly as I should, I might not have the time. (I do sometimes procrastinate!)
But my friend Jean McGuire gave me the knowledge and made it as painless as possible. In fact, she almost made it fun.
Though I surely won’t stretch all my canvases, it’s very good to know how. I feel much more professional and competent.
I decided to stretch my limits (so to speak) because many of my framed paintings were committed and I needed a slew of ready-to-hangs for Art at the Artesia on March 29. Human Geometry, stretched by moi, will be one. I would love to have you join me and the other artists at the Artesia. To see more about it, click here.