Jacob's Ladder1

Acrylic on 18x24 stretched canvas.
This one was interesting to work on-- you can see it in progress below. I hand stretched this canvas and find it much easier to stretch raw canvas than gessoed canvas. Instead of doing several layers of gesso to prime it, I instead just primed it with a wash of gesso thinned with water. The result was a very absorbent surface-- almost paper like. So I started layering colours over colours in glazes, really enjoying how the surface took the paint. I think I will try this again.