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Let’s Achieve Something Great Together 3 – Details With Meaning

Today I added a detail to my latest painting in the form of canvas tacks. These were used traditionally when stretching canvas over a wooden frame to pin down the canvas. Now the staple gun is more widely used due to convenience and ease of use. I had already stretched linen over the frames I’d […]

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Let’s Achieve Something Great Together 2 – Surface Preparation

As you’ll have seen from my last post on this topic, I started by making the wooden frames for my new painting and stretched linen over them. The next stage is to prepare the linen for paint. This is a process that can be seen across a wide variety of painting techniques e.g. when painting […]

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