"On The Upper Porch"
© Nora Kasten
Oil painting on lead oil primed linen (22"x18") August, 1993
"This is an old painting I didn't feel was "worthy" but had taken it off of the stretcher bars and saved. Since, I'm in this clearing out mode I'm disposing of a lot of things including old paintings. There were several old painted canvases under the bed that I had forgotten were there and I threw away all but three of them. I'm glad that I kept this one for whatever reason because I had primed this canvas starting with the raw linen, using rabbit glue and oil primer. The support looks like it is a good 1/8" thick. I notice my signature is from a time when I was testing how I wanted to sign my paintings. Yesterday, I used Elmer's glue to affix the canvas to 1/2" gator board since I've been disappointed with the results lately using Miracle Muck. By the way this painting "On The Upper Porch" is #91.