This blog is following the creation of two giant paintings I am working on called Young Saints & Old Martyrs. The paintings will face each other with the viewer in the middle. This activates the space between the paintings, giving it a third dimensional quality. The painting is commentary on the history of religious and theological thought, and how it affects the current generations.
Would you believe it if I told you I stretched this sucker by myself!?? It was quite the ordeal. I had to tie it off to my ceiling just to keep it from falling over. It took three days and 4 buckets of gesso to cover it with 6 coats. I ordered the stretcher bars from a company out of Canada that specializes in large canvases, eh. They turned out to be super fantastic! All the pieces break down to 6 foot lengths, which is important, since the only way this painting can come out of my studio is if I take it apart! Thanks Canada!