Place of work.
My blog usually shows a finished painting and some chat about what and where it is. Today I am posting some photographs of my workplace which is only a few steps away from my house. I am very fortunate to have a dedicated space in which to create my pictures. I can leave everything out ready for my next session without having to clear it all away.
My side table with some brushes and tubes of oils...Blue Ridge and Winsor & Newton.
This is my favourite painting position...I have everything near me and usually stand at my easel so I can 'back up' and look at my progress from a distance.
Here are some little 'Daily Paintings' on shelves and a few new pieces for my exhibitions propped about or flat on the floor so I can see how I am progressing in my project...40 new pieces for March 2016.
Another view of my studio. Some pieces are part finished.
Others placed in a frame to see if I like them.
Other small daily paintings on shelves and a few larger abstract pieces on stretched canvas.
Having my work around me helps to create fresh ideas for other pieces. It might be that I decide to paint a series or use one of these as a reference to paint a large canvas.
I can also see how I am growing as a painter; how my work is evolving and where I might go next. At present I am experimenting with oils on gessoed watercolour paper. I like the texture and feel of the paper and the gesso protects the paper from my often brisk brushwork. I now have to decide whether to frame with a mount and glass or try a stiff support behind the paper and use an open frame.
I hope you enjoyed your little visit...now you can see what I do every day.