This is the latest of them.
Being brought up in post war Britain, I heard the phrase, "waste not want not" more times than, "while you're up...." and "put the kettle on". I cut my canvas off a roll I buy from Whaleys of Bradford. I don,t like to throw out the little bits that don't fit on my metre square painting surfaces. To me they are freebies. Whilst I'm slopping size and gesso on to the biggies I may as well use up the remnants of the bucket on the cut offs. This mentality continues with using up all the little pots of mixed up paint, wiping paint soaked rags over their surface, sticking them under the tap if they annoy me and letting the cats walk over them. Sometimes they make it all the way to the bin and sometimes they don't. They range from approximately A2 to A4 ish which I think is about 16 inches square. More "ish" than anything else. The large work sometimes becomes like tangled knitting whereas the Nuances are almost thought, and knot free. (well that's sold them then!)