8 x 10
Oil on linen
It may seem like a lot of variables to play with but the challenge kept me motivated during the long winter.
The support is a smooth, oil-primed linen, something that I've been on-again and off-again about for quite some time. The slippery surface makes it tough to work wet-in-wet layers: too much medium and the second layer won't sit cleanly on top; it will remove the first layer instead. But too little medium won't let the paint flow; it goes on dry and choppy. I think I've finally got a feel for the consistency of that first coat.