White on white

Joseph worked hard today to complete the gesso coat on the wall, finishing off the third layer. I’m almost happy with the way it looks, but I think we’ll do a bit of touch-up work on a few spots which still look a little thin. If you don’t properly cover the canvas the paint will soak into the surface, changing the colour of the pigment to a deeper value and drying to a different finish; so getting the foundation of the painting right really matters.

I spent the day in Ventura at the Faculty retreat, re-connecting with colleagues and learning about technology in the classroom.

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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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