Since I’m trying out some boards instead of using rolled linen, the size is already fixed which means that I have to plan for some cropping, and I need to get it right before I get into the painting. Many decisions have to be made about what will happen at the edge of the painting before I begin. This is a makeshift “viewfinder” made from some stretcher bars. A real one is in the mail. This helps me to sketch out the objects to be sure I have drawn everything the right size and that it lines up with the outside edges of the board the way I want.