Light and Shores

Ann Palmer Solo Exhibition at the Halpern Gallery

Nucleus Arts Centre, 272 High Street, Chatham ME4 4PB

I shall be exhibiting Seascapes, Medway Valley paintings and framed drawings

Whitstable Seascape - Low Tide 2
Low Tide 2 – oil painting 30″ x 30″ brush and palette knife

Open August 23rd until September 5th 10am till 4.30pm except Sundays and Bank Holiday Monday. Private View Thursday 30th 6-8pm. Meet the Artist Saturday 1st September 12 noon till 4pm.

The Gallery is just beneath my studio so let me know if you would like to see where I am please you are welcome to visit.

Studio March 18 newly painted
Ann’s Studio at Nucleus Arts Centre, Chatham

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Preparing Canvases

I prepare my own canvases; the top left picture shows the stretcher bars and my first four assembled. I cut my 12oz cotton duck to size with a good fold over on each size, then I start with a staple in the mid bar on one side. I turn the whole through 180 deg. stretch the canvas and then staple in the middle of the opposite side, I then turn through 90 deg, stretch and staple the middle. Turn 180 deg. and staple the middle.  Next stretching as I go I staple along the sides leaving the corners free. I cut across the corners an inch out, fold one side in and then fold the other side of the corners see bottom left.. Next I put hte canvas flat down and paint acrylic / gesso on the back and sides. Turn it over using a cork cut into 4 to balance the underside and paint the flat side. This will take up to 12 hours to dry. I then pint the whole again.  2 coats are generally sufficient but you can use 3. Lastly I rub a base colour on the canvas – I like burnt sienna or brown madder plus white spirit (odourless).