Some friends have this idea in their head that when I am in my painting studio, I'm rocking out to tunes, spliff and coffee in one hand, paintbrush in the other. While this very situation might happen from time to time ;) there is a whole lot of "work" that goes into building/prepping for a canvas painting. Especially when it is hand-stretched canvas (*like the colored denim hexagon series I am currently working on). After stretching 10 canvases, my arms feel like I've been pulling lobster traps out of The Bay all day long. Sure, you can buy pre-stretched, pre-primed canvases at the art store. But, as the saying goes "If you want it done right. Do it yourself." So true. Stay tuned for the evolution of this series.