........ for the exhibition. Time is getting really short now. Every painting has to be equipped with wire to attach to the hooks hanging from the ceiling. I tried synthetic cord last time, but it stretched with the weight of the paintings, so now I use flower wire. That's very thin, coated wire which does not break easily and takes quite a lot of pressure to cut with a pair of scissors. It has the added quality of being very cheap to buy. This is attached to special hinges which are hammered into the stretchers about 10-15 centimeters from the top. The result is very good. A painting can be adjusted until it is straight. Wider painting are attached to two hanging hooks. Even wider ones have a double set of wires.Only the very large paintings will be hung on hooks that are screwed in for safety. I'll take everything with me to the venue, so I can change anything that needs attention.
I'd better get back to work. Some of the paintings need retouching after storage. Nothing drastic. Mainly edges and probably a coat of varnish.