|Susans and Daisies/ oil on stretched canvas/ 10 x 0/ $185|
Usually I paint on their canvas boards but today's paintings was painted on a gallery-wrapped canvas. The Centurion surface allows me to paint a thin underpainting layer (see the grey purple at the bottom) and wipe back to white areas that I want to eventually paint intense clean color (the bright yellow Susan's petals). (It also wipes failed paintings back to white). This surface has a nice texture and "grabs" the paint better than the slick surface of gesso board. It also makes painting looser edges easier.
I began this painting sitting on the ground outside in my garden. I added thicker additional layers of color inside in my studio.