In the Studio
As many of you already know my studio over the garage has no heat. I does have Air Conditioning now after finding a second hand portable a/c unit. Yippee! Now I no longer feel like I'm in a hot yoga class in the summer months. Heating is another issue though. I do have a small portable heater that extends the season by a good month either side of the summer. So now that we are in the fall months I'm spending as much time as possible in the studio, squeezing as much time as possible out of the good weather before I must move all my water media inside the house. That's when I'll take over the dining room. No dinner parties here!
I'm concentrating currently on some really fun 8" x 8" works on paper that I mount onto panels later. These small pieces pack a lot of punch in a small space. It's a great way to grab some colours that I might not normally gravitate to just on a whim for that 'I wonder if...' chance that I'll find a surprisingly pleasing palette. Something I could repeat at a larger size down the road.
I am preoccupied by the intuitive journey that paint takes me on with its colour and texture when working with layers that can be revealed through scratching back, rubbing away or lifting, to bring back the history of the previous layers.