I finished Euclid Avenue #1 (in the photo’s background) this morning and then worked on On the Square for the remainder of the day. Both paintings are part of the Playhouse Square series.
Both paintings are 48″ x 60″ and were prepared the same way. However, On the Square’s surface is much poorer than Euclid’s Avenue #1’s. Small variations in the preparation can make a lot of difference in the way the canvas handles. An intermediate varnish has finally corrected the problem (sinking in) and it’s handling pretty well now.