Continuing with the practical mood, I stretched some left over ends of canvas that I’ve been saving for a while, simply stapling them onto the face of some good quality plywood with plastic sheeting covering the front of it. Once the fabric was stapled nice and tight I sprayed them with distilled water so that any funky little creases would drop out prior to painting gesso onto them. Those three stacked up on the right are the ones we made a few days ago for the tarot cards. Time for gesso.
The woodshop is looking good, here’s a picture of the finished bench, which saw its first use this morning when I stretched a painting by Francesco onto newly made bars. It was so good to be able to use the bench for the purpose that we intended, and wonderful not to have to cut wood and put bars together on the floor.