Studio Notes – January 2017

For a while now I have been writing daily pages as inspired by Julia Cameron. I don’t necessarily do them first thing in the morning but generally after breakfast and before I begin working for the day. Last week I had a few wonderful, productive days at my...

Studio Update – Drawing to paint better

Following on from my last post where I wrote about how important ‘drawing for the sake of it is’ in my practice, I was also thinking last week about how important drawing is as a tool for improving my painting skills. I often think that drawing as seen as...

Studio Update – A time for everything.

Studio life is grand! Whilst the last month or so has flown by (don’t they all?) I have been managing to get down to the studio lots. Outside … not so much but that is okay. I used to think I could do it all at once and after years of trying, the penny has...

Now for some painting!

At last, I have something new to show you. The last couple of weeks have been so full of ‘doing other things’ that my painting time has been seriously neglected – but I am not one for being able to focus on too many things at once – I like to...

On my easel

  I may have said this a few times already but gosh I am loving working with oils. Whilst waiting for my progress on this large painting to dry before I can work on it again I have been working on a few small portraits. These are on canvas board and I am currently...