This is a time of reflection while I put together a show of 50 years of my paintings. After selecting just 40 from the ones in my collection and from borrowing some, the house is still just as crowded. My husband and I are stretching canvases to paint and then I have put a tinted coat of gesso to make a nice ground for the paintings.
I have new and gessoed over canvases in the shop studio and two piles to paint in the house studio. The sorting shelves of paper work has a shelf of recyclables. Interesting I thought I was going to make papers for collage and ended up modifying old paintings giving them some new life. A dozen have made it to keeper shelves.