Then, after I had sketched as my mind recalled, I applied thin washes. It felt like it was raining indoors.
After stretching canvas around treated and sanded two-by-twos I then rabbit skin glued the back to make it tight. This works well for any painting that is acrylic or oil that is in need of tightening (on the back of the work). It has a horrible smell so use outdoors if possible. I left the front raw because I like to use it this way. So I sat and prepared a working space. Then I mixed some very thin acrylic washes and began to sketch my memory. It was like I was there in the kitchen and the mood was present while I was drawing. It was very nice to revisit the kitchen and house I lived in but have not seen for over 15 years.