Long day... the gesso wasn't completely dry this morning so between 2 heaters and a hair dryer, I got the smaller canvas dry in about 2 hours... The larger piece took about 3 hours. Both drawings have been transferred to canvas and are ready to paint... I started painting on the 6x5 but the gesso still needed to cure longer and set up at least until morning. I may have to bring the canvases in the house overnight...