Among the Reeds, 24 x 30, acrylic, Elizabeth W. Seaver
For a friend.
I'm working on a new series of works combining printmaking with acrylic painting on canvas, such as the one pictured here. My latest painting is 48 x 60, and believe me when I say that I am like the Lilliputians with Gulliver in my relationship with a canvas this size.
Imagine me climbing up and down my step ladder to reach the top, despite the fact that I have the easel lowered so that the bottom edge of the canvas is practically on the ground. I rest the thing on my shoulder to print (I am sure there is a better way, but that would involve stopping the creative process to solve that problem.) And I require the help of other Lilliputians to move the behemoth from easel to table and back again.
It is a giant on my tiny island. "Help!" the little painter cried.