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@PaulB Ugh! I am so sorry to hear this!!! Did you get injured in the process? I guess this proves that using substandard/broken equipment/supplies is never a good idea. I hope you can recover well. This is an incredible painting.
I wish you had filmed that, would have been hilarious. Paul B starring in Cinque Terror.
@PaulB would it be easier / safer to set this up on a table easel slanted at 45 degrees - I mostly work that way with albeit smaller canvas but I find the facility to rotate the canvas to my sitting or standing position helpfulon a flat horizontal set up I find that I was contorting my body and twisting all the time and just adding stress to my body - just a thought
I jest with the below ($150), but its something like that you could rig up with some DIY - I seen your basement painting so you got the tools,..
@PaulB I just had a thought about how to secure the aluminum panel that you are working on to a structure for painting. Would it be possible to convert your worktable into an easel? Having built a studio and an easel myself with the help of my husband, an idea like this doesn't seem as far-fetched as it would have a few years ago. Without having to add anything to your floor space, you could add three metal supports, two vertical and one horizontal, to the table already in your studio about a quarter of the way in, the shape of a large staple. You'd only have to secure these three pieces to the table and they could be made removable. Your aluminum panel would be secured to this framework temporarily with clamps, maybe two channels top and bottom, or other devices. Just a thought.P.S. Maybe @Bob73 could explain this better.Summer
Anyway, perhaps the universe thought you needed a break, you'll paint some smaller panels and the Cinque will be all the better for it!
@PaulB, you could use really strong mounting tape to stick the aluminium panel to a wall so it's vertical. When you're finished you would then use a blade of some sort behind the mounting tape to get it off the wall. Depends on whether you have the wall space and can adjust your lighting. I so want to see this one finished.
You're onto something - new fashion trend alert! https://shopvida.com/search?q=cinque+terre&x=0&y=0 You could sell prints of your painting when you are done!
I cannot see the damage nor the repair. Well done!
This is one painting you’re never ever going to forget !!!!
Thanks for the detailed update on how to handle such things.
It's coming along nicely, @PaulB. Glad you were able to repair the damage. How do you think it ill take to finish now?