Some of my friends asked to be able to see the process a painting of mine goes through until it is done. After it is finished, I wait a few days while it is drying to evaluate it upside down and in a mirror. I often see ways to improve the color or composition. Then it has to dry again! Finally I sign it front and back and name it.
My cousin, Sue, found this 36"x48"canvas in a dumpster. It was covered in oil cloth (?) that had a painting on it. We stripped the oil cloth off and I gave the canvas a few coats of gesso. The rescued support is now "Rainbow Fog". Thank you, Sue! Nothing like a free canvas to get the paint flowing. The best times to get inexpensive large canvases is when the CU art students leave. They ditch the paintings they can't ship or carry at the thrift stores.