Hedging My Painting Bets?

Being a gloriously sunny and not too windy day, I took a work-in-progress done on two 50x50cm canvases taped together outside to dry. Wanting to keep it out of studio cat reach, I propped it up in the rose hedge. The in-house art critic’s comment when he saw: “Are you hedging your bets?

Work in progress drying in the sun
Work in progress drying in the sun

Here’s an on-my-easel photo of the painting at the stage where I wanted it to dry thoroughly before continuing.

Work in progress. Two 50x50cm canvas
Work in progress. Two 50x50cm canvas

This is the painting as it was when I decided it was finished. I even have a title — Weather Forecast for the Minch: Occasional Showers.

Work in progress. Two 50x50cm canvas

And this is the back, how the two canvases were held together with wide masking tape for painting. The reason for doing it like this rather than on a single, larger canvas is that it’s easier to transport.

Work in progress. Two 50x50cm canvas taped together
Work in progress. Two 50x50cm canvas taped together

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