I'm trying out this new thing which I'm feeling pretty excited about. I'm pretty much positive no one else is going to be excited about it, but I'm writing a post anyway, just for the heck of it.
My canvases have been driving me crazy. By which I mean, stretched canvases that give under the pressure from a squeegee or enthusiastic palette knife. The result is a line, a really obnoxious line, where the stretcher bars run behind the surface. Sort of like the look from a pencil rubbing, but in this case you don't want to see it. I tried using a hardwood support, which is great squeegee-wise, but which has a slick, slightly absorbent surface which I don't like. So now I'm gluing canvas onto the surface. Lots of people use this kind of support, but I never knew how to go about making one until now. Yay internet! Here's a photo of one in progress:
Also, I sold my first painting at Ugallery, a curated online gallery. They send you a very swanky box to pack the painting in. Here it is, placed in the fancy packing foam and ready to close up.
And... all done!
Go buy a painting for yourself, and you too can get one of these groovy boxes!