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