Monday, June 4, 2012

Washing Day (in progress)

This is what I started working on during the past Saturday and Sunday,that is after stretching my own canvas.I was hoping to buy ready stretched canvas on Friday ,but living in Maun ,means that one is not spoilt with choice.So after looking at some expensive ready stretched canvas ,that was as crooked as the back leg of a dog, I decided I would be far better off making my own Canvas.Not only am I happy with  my DIY stretched canvas but I have also saved some money.The prices for canvas here in Maun is exorbitant ,and the quality is often poor.I will certainly be stretching more of my own canvas from now on.If any of you are interested in also Stretching your own canvas and would appreciate some basic instructions I would be glad to post my efforts?

7 comments:

archi said...

Its fine Rog, Only thing I can suggest is use as thick a grade of cotton as you can. I remember one or two I did got easily pierced, but it was very thin bed sheet cotton.Go shopping in the chinese shops for any color thick cotton...the sizing and prepping will obliterate any designs!!

Roger Brown My Botswana Art said...

Thanks Dad!I did manage to find some heavy cotton ,it was a bit more expensive than the thinner one but well worth it ,and its texture is very much like Canvas,so am happy.

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

this looks already sooo great Roger. Beautiful work.
Lovely greet
Marja

Studio at the Farm said...

Good for you for doing it yourself, Roger! The face in the painting already is most interesting.

martinealison said...

J'ai hâte de voir l'évolution de cette peinture... Elle est déjà bien partie!... Quelle douceur dans le visage et cependant un regard bien énigmatique ...
Il est juste que le prix des toiles est de plus en plus onéreux.
Gros bisous à vous.

Douglas Clark said...

I like how you post your works in progress. You are truly talented. I look forward to seeing the finished painting.

Sukhendu Bhattacharya said...

Nice