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Sailboat Race, Watercolor Study

I’m working on two very different paintings simultaneously, a special watercolor of sailboats based on photos Michael has taken during races and the 24″ x 36″ oil painting of the building facade in Villeneuve for Mlle. Jane.

This morning I put an extra coat of primer on the canvas.  To improve the surface of pre-primed canvases I apply one or two additional coats of oil base primer with a palette knife.  I give it a couple of days to dry.

While Jane’s canvas is drying, I’m playing with several watercolor studies of sailboats.  It’s been a long time since I’ve painted boats in water.

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