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Frame-making madness!

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(12-4-08 UPDATE: Everything is ready and at the gallery! Wahoo! We’re hanging the show with Cyndi at Artiste tomorrow. Hooray!) How amazing to discover the many road blocks to showing art! I never thought my own mind would work against me, but it has! Even my subconscious has joined the fight, railing nightmares against any ambitions I might have. But give up, I have not! The hard way to frame: By hand with a miter …

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Consistency matters…

In 21 Day Painting Challenge, Framing and Preparation by Zoe NathanLeave a Comment

I’m exploring the concept in broader terms by doing this challenge; however, I learned that the consistency of gesso is also super important! Last night, when I started priming the papers around midnight, I toiled with the gesso, willing it to mix smoothly on the palette and spread evenly onto the paper. My brush continuously fell apart onto the surface of the paper as it pushed the glue-like gesso across, and I spent about an …