Construction begins

We made a trip to the lumber store and then began the construction of the wall.

Arranging plywood panels on the framing.

Arranging plywood panels on the framing.

Laying out the support blocks.

Laying out the support blocks.

The wall is in place.

The wall is in place.

To insure proper lighting during the project we constructed a light bar and attached some floods and spotlights. The bulbs are a mix of warm and cool (color temperature). Modern florescent bulbs are comfortable work under like older incandescent bulbs which can be hot.

Lighting is set-up and ready for the canvas.

Lighting is set-up and ready for the canvas.

We used the paper pattern which we made earlier to cut out a masonite panel (three panels, actually) which will provide a smooth surface and also permit the exact shape to be readily available under the stretched canvas.

The paper pattern laid out on the panel.

The paper pattern laid out on the panel.

The masonite pattern is attached to the wall.

The masonite pattern is attached to the wall.