laying the groundwork



I was priming a large piece of coarse jute canvas today with gesso. A long piece 3m x 120cm, rolled out on the mucky floor of the studio.

I took photos as I worked as usual. Of the process and the light and shadows. Of me working. Of the canvas up on the wall. Of the fire.Pondering all the while on what I’ll actually paint once it’s ready



Messed with the photos on Instagram later. Cropped. Negative. Brighten. Contrast. The wee pebble embedded in the rough cement render. In blue. In yellow. The fire. The different rectangles. In triplicate.



The studio is always a painting. In a painting. Of a painting. During a painting.

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On paper

Run out of canvases and only a week to go at Stiwdio Maelor – so I’m playing on paper

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‘Trajectory’ diptych (2 x Arches paper 76 x 56cm) still taped to the table

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Another one still in progress

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Series of smaller pieces worked together – 6 bits of sugary sweetness! Largest 2 are half sheets of Arches ie 56 x 38cm

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‘All things nice… raspberry ripple?’
2 half sheets Arches – each 56 x 38cm

balcony

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this is the view from my bed on the mezzanine

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here is the cat

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cropped closeup through the railings and last year’s Christmas tree lights

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same view with sunshine

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2 pieces of paper with paint and tape

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tape off

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60cm panel with tape and paint

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tape off

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a bit later

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one of the paper pieces finished

MORE TOMORROW!