The Kleptoctopus by Meg Lyman
6×6″ oil on canvas
Thanks to The Sister for the title. Despite the fact that it took me a week of evenings to finish because of the slow-drying oil paint, I enjoyed working on this guy. But it brings up an interesting question: what to do about the staples?
Do you paint over them? Frame the piece? Or are you smart enough to buy only gallery-wrap canvas? All opinions requested. I have 7 more of these stapled 6×6″ canvases to paint.
A similar question: if you paint on cradled board, do you paint the sides, or leave the wood as-is?