After painting all those watercolors in the shape of arches I thought I’d like to try to do one on canvas.
There was only one problem. I’d never tried to stretch anything but a rectangular canvas before. Armed with my trusty staple gun and the hope that can only exist in ignorance, I engaged the stretcher.
After multiple failed attempts I began to get the hang of it . The canvas molded to the stretcher and my long dormant carpentry skills began to rise ( not really but the canvas was looking better).
Finally the canvas was stretched. Now I need to trim the excess canvas off the back and it’ll be ready to prime with a little Gesso.
I’ve finished the first coat of Gesso. I’ll probably give it a couple of more coats before the canvas is ready to paint on.