images © Gail Hastings 2020 (unless otherwise specified)
This is the primed canvas belonging to primed canvas (Naples yellow) included here to give some idea of the sculptuation.
primed canvas (blue) is one of seven in the unlimited edition primed canvas. The artwork's medium includes watercolour and lead pencil on paper, and gesso on linen, and comprises of two components measuring, overall, 48.5 cm high by 69 cm wide (depending on the frame). primed canvas (blue) is in a private collection: San Francisco, 2002.
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Encyclopaedia of a Work of Art Yet To Be
Five secret intelligence officers are presently meeting to finalise what will be painted on the preceding, primed canvas — whereupon it will be painted and the work of art completed.
– while on the way to the meeting, this is where intelligence officer 4 had pretended to tie a shoelace so as to check no one was following
– where officer 2 had hoped no arguments would arise and the meeting would pass quickly
– where officer 3 had remembered to insist that the canvas be painted blue
– where officer 1 had feared the work of art’s vacancy mightn’t be an adequate blind for the Operation
– a vacant space
– primed canvas
– meeting room