This week, in the back barn, we're creating a very large pink-based painting headed for the south of France! After testing a couple of house wraps, we found some fortifiber (with help from our trusty local lumber company) on which we could achieve a stable bond for the water-based paint we are using. More importantly, Horace built a mondo scenic flat on which to mount the substrate. With unseasonably cooler weather, a decent breeze and two very accomplished assistants, working on this 10' x 20' has been a joy. At times, literally, it's been a picnic; with our own canteen area and well-stocked cooler for lunches and suppers.