Smooth operator

Today, I have been mostly watching paint dry.


Earlier in the year, I started painting on wooden boards, which in many ways works well for me.

I really like the smooth surface for drawing on, but the paint can react in annoying ways, because it can sort of slip around.

So I did some research into how to get the knotty surface of a canvas more smooth.

It seems there's no way around it, other than to simply layer up multiple coats of primer.

This job is a little labour intensive and I was preparing to be massively bored by it, but, interestingly, it turned out to be quite a meditative exercise.

As I carefully smoothed my layers back and forth like glistening cake icing, I thought about creating strong foundations for painting magic.

We'll see what happens!