Getting started again: Day 4

waterfrontFinally started the Bridge at Cass Park – I quietly think of it as Monet in Cass Park. Of course, this required cleaning. First the stove needed to be scrubbed. When that was shining, and perfect, it was clear that there was no room for painting in the studio. Things needed to be put in order again. Then the canvas could be marked off into a grid, the painting covered with saran wrap and gridded, and I could begin to lay out the painting. I covered the canvas with the “first draft”, and scraped gently over everything I put on the canvas. That leaves a good, smooth surface for making the inevitable corrections, perspective, scale, light, and especially important in this painting because of the tricky part about painting a bridge that looks like a bridge

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