We moved into our studios on March 2nd, and moved out 2 weeks later. It was the right thing to do, and absolutely necessary. After New Orleans spent a couple of months in Phase 2 and colleges started to reopen for the fall semester, JMC gave us a second chance, and we moved back the day after Labor Day. This time all the residents were local artists, and national artists were offered deferral until 2021.
|Underpainting for 30"x60" landscape with train tracks, oil on linen|
Oil primer must be the key, since it is less absorbent than acrylic primers. When scraping, wiping, and scratching the paint layers, there is nothing more annoying than absorbent surfaces like acrylic primed canvas. That was the main reason I had to switch to painting on solid, non-absorbent wooden panels.
I love painting on wooden panels but it's just extremely time consuming to cradle, prime, and gesso... I spend more time building them than actually painting on them. And they are heavy, they warp, and they pile up in my tiny shotgun house.
Now I just have to find a way to make a shit ton of money so that I can paint exclusively on linen.
Time to build more cradled panels!