Another Work in Progress / by Kim Roberts

This is my final large canvas (6 x 4 feet) that we procured for submission in a show in Boulder. Still waiting to hear if our submission was accepted. Meanwhile I'm exploring different ways of approaching a huge blank field of canvas. It's a much different experience than spreading wax on a hot plate!

My sense is that it is good to be intimidated and just to dive in and start trying new things...but the reality is that while I do often have great fun with this acrylic-on-canvas technique, I often yearn for the tactile quality of the hot wax.

I do like doing portraits though. My grandmother was a portraitist and people paid her to do pastels of their children. So maybe there's a genetic link to be explored...