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 and I thought it would be interesting to also write 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 ‘secondary’ somehow and folks only need to look at my studio …

Unfinished is good!

When creating art I think sometimes the temptation is to try to finish every single piece that you work on – and those that you don’t finish (because they are not working for whatever reason) can end up in the bin. The last couple of years (more than likely longer) I don’t think I have thrown one piece of work out. …