Sunday, 22 November 2015

Non-sticky, sticky stuff

Have you ever had one of those non-stick pans?
You know the sort I mean;
they're coated with something that was supposedly developed for NASA
or the military,
and nothing will stick to it ever;

Until you get make the perfect fried egg that is,
the one that is cooked to perfection,
perfectly shaped
not too runny
but just runny enough.
At which point the pan develops the adhesive quality
of a limpet armed with duct tape and superglue!

Well, today I've been working on a canvas.
I had the wonderful idea of layering up paint
and marking off sections with masking tape.
The kind that you can easily peel off,
and it even it falls off when you don't want it to.
And once it was dry I could peel it off 
in one smooth movement 
to reveal a masterpiece. 

Yeah, right! 

The canvas is now covered in a thick layer of gesso!


  1. Yep, I've had BOTH happen to me. The egg broke on its way out of the pan, and the tape had to be reapplied. So, I can truly relate!

  2. No good about the tape. So much for easy peel.