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Transparency: How am I going to work on a painting this big?

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So, I’ve landed this great painting commission to make a large-scale work (14 x 8 feet). But how the heck am I going to work on a painting that big? It will be hung at least 9 or 10 feet off the floor, and will take up an entire wall in my studio!

Scaffolding is in order! However, it needs to be small and light enough for me to haul up the three flights to my space, be easy to set-up and take down, and not take a huge amount of storage when not in use. So off to Home Depot I go… where I picked up this lightweight system and set it up in my space to see if it would do the job.

Okay, so it’s a little small, and an artist on my floor who does large mosaic public installations (I’m talking several stories high), thinks I’ll be unhappy to work on something this small, but to be honest, I think it’s going to work out perfectly for me. It beats working on a ladder for the next four to six months, and it folds down to almost nothing when I don’t need it. Besides, I can always “upgrade” if I really need to.

Time will tell.

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Written by Lynda Schlosberg

April 3rd, 2015 at 3:00 pm

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