Monday, September 26, 2011

Studio light!

The curtains are up!  The light is beautiful.  Now, to make some paintings.  I started one today, a still life with some instruments.  It's been so long since I worked on a proper still life, it feels very good to be back at it. 

Here is the very, very rough sketch of a start of the new painting:

Monday, September 19, 2011

the makings of a studio

It's been slow going getting the new studio set up for painting. Or maybe it's been a normal speed, but for someone who's been without a studio for so long, the time seems to be dragging.  It does seem, at last, to be coming together, or at least the end is in sight.  Here are a few more pictures:

Corner of the studio amassing still life objects: 

Working area:

Black-out curtain installed in one (of two) of the direct light windows:

Today I broke out the paints and did a little study of some flowers.  I really should have been finishing the sewing of the other black-out curtain, but I think my brushes missed me. 

Corner of the study I did of sunflowers today:

The rest of the painting was rather a flop, but this corner had some redeeming qualities.

Sunday, September 11, 2011


Just a note to say to look for my work at Principle Gallery's Affordable Art exhibition opening Friday, September 16th!  

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

New Studio

New Studio.  

I'm still in the process of setting up. I need to get some curtains for the windows to get the light right for painting, but I'm so excited about the space, and just how much space I now have!  A proper studio again at last.