I Am definitely having too much fun!
I have had this 12 x 72" canvas in my studio for some time. I bought it on a whim - and had no idea what I would do with it. Until recently! I decided I would create an imaginary 360 degree view of a glacier-filled bay (inspired by Glacier Bay, Alaska), and project it on the canvas....
I started by sketching the concept on tracing paper... Although not immediately evident, if the paper is curved to create a cylinder, the right end of the panel matches up with the left end to create a continuous view.
I then drew 12 x 12" panels on the tracing paper and then realized that the initial model was in a 5:1 ratio rather than the required 6:1. No problem, I just added another square somewhere in the middle. The final model looked like...
I transferred the image to the canvas using old fashioned carbon paper, and began to paint. I needed two easels and a lot of to-ing and fro-ing. (i really need a studio chair with wheels if I do this again.)
I finished the canvas (at least I think I finished), and took some pictures. I got the final image by stitching together the individual photos, so the finished product looks a bit ragged. Once the piece is dry, I will take it outside and photograph it properly. I don't know where I will ever hang it, but I had a lot of fun painting it.
Tony Marinus Vander Voet