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Next Step in Preparing Backgrounds on New Paintings

By Abstractartbylt @artbylt

I am painting on canvases that are 1.5" thick, with the canvas wrapped around the sides.  I paint the sides and the tops and bottoms so that no frame is needed.  This means I always have to turn the canvas at some point while I'm painting in order to cover all four sides. Sometimes I wait until I'm finished with the front and sides before painting the top and bottom.  It depends on the kind of painting I'm working on.

For these four new abstract paintings, I am turning the canvas as I paint the backgrounds.  See the post below for my first background coverage.  In the next step, I again drew lines in various colors randomly across the whole canvas, and then painted over them with a large brush dipped in water to blend everything together.  This process creates a light wash of color while leaving remnants of the lines visible.

  Slice #25 10" x 48" acrylic on canvas.

  Slice #27 10" x 48" acrylic on canvas.

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