Gesso

Following an entertaining family effort (my kids and Joseph with squirt bottles filled with distilled water) to give the big canvas a wash so that the creases drop out and the canvas gets a little tighter, Joseph worked on gessoing while I turned to the other side of the studio to continue to paint the leaves at the feet of the Angel of Death with Iron Oxide Red, completing the layer. Today I hope to finish them completely, glazing them and lightening them up a bit.

The canvas totally dominates the room, looks great! Even the Angel looks small next to it.

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Michael Pearce is an artist, writer, and professor of art. He is the author of "Art in the Age of Emergence."
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