It was around 1:30 by the time I'd done all that but I was still way too antsy to fall asleep, so I had a couple beers and read a few chapters of the De Kooning biography I've been reading over the past several months. It's a huge tome, but I'm totally engrossed. I finally got to sleep around 3.
I think I'm going to toss out the smaller piece I began last month. I set it aside so I could focus on the big piece, but after working for the past month on a custom built canvas I really can't fathom going back to working on some factory made thing. So fuck it, into the trash it goes, and I'll build another couple canvases. I stretch those damn things tighter and use far better materials than anything you can buy pre-made in an art store. And besides, if I really want these things to be archival and hang in galleries I'm going to have to go the extra mile to make them completely kick ass, both inside and out.