I actually didn’t have as much left to do on this as I thought, just enough to make a difference and tighten it up. The toughest part was getting it onto the stretchers.
This is the first time i tried to stretch a painting this large and let me tell you… it’s work. In the future I think I’ll stick with masonite or buy the canvas already stretched and primed. I have at least 2 more of the Sheffield sketches to do. One will be another 4’x5′ and then i’ll get back to more manageable sizes.
I’ll be making a formal announcement later but for those of you who might be interested, I will be having an opening reception for the new work on October 27 at my gallery in Orange.