In preparation for my new series of paintings, I’ve been hard at work building all of my canvases from scratch. I have to admit, I was hesitant to do it. Not because I couldn’t, but because I wasn’t convinced it was the best use of my time and effort. After extensive discussions with a friend, I decided it was the only way to go. Starting with a trip (or two) to the lumber yard, followed by lots of measurements, I cut down the wood into stretcher bars with my mighty mitre saw. Next comes assembly!