|Fog, 48 x 48 pastel on prepared panel|
Even at this size, my panel did not bow or bend. My framer, Elizabeth Steinbaugh at Aurora Gallery, says that my success comes from allowing each wet layer (whether gesso, acrylic, or pumice gel) to dry completely with the board perfectly flat and horizontal. I was tempted to prop the board on its end for drying since it took up most of my available counter space, but if I had, I would have had an unusable curved board instead.
This fog did not come in on little cat feet, but rose like a wall to block the sun. Block failed. Sun scored.