It's amazing how shifting a few objects around in a room can open it up. I pasted a long piece of linen yesterday (3+ yards), and began painting the work today. I can move around the work more easily. The picture shows the pasted section resting on the top of my flat file, which is on wheels allowing me to push it around as needed. I'm glad that I can now work with a big piece of fabric like this.
And from the other direction...
The pasted fabric stretched out to dry.
Because the rice paste shrinks when it dries, the surrounding fabric pops up a little from the surrounding pasted areas. This paste was of a good consistency. It's good to be back in the studio.