Studio Warming

New Work

I’m very happy with how this piece is going.

I had the base of something I’d done before and carried on with from this morning. It’s changing shape very rapidly, but I’ll keep working until I’m happy.

This is what it looked like before I started work this morning, I’m much happier with the piece now.

This just goes to show that you don’t have to have any preconceived ideas of how a piece of work has to turn out!

New Painting

Finally, after all the improvement work going on in my studio, I am able to put my mind to some art work again. I’m mounting work that I am going to submit for a Norfolk exhibition. This is one of a pair.
It makes such a difference when the work is mounted and lovely and flat, it shows up all the detail and texture that makes the painting what it is! 🙂

Artists Book

Wow what a big upheaval, 6 weeks of changing my studio, I’ve allowed myself in to work at last! I wanted things to be finished before I moved back in. Saying that, there is still a few things I’d like to give attention but they are not obstructive.

I uncovered some old textile work in the big sort out and thought I might be able to use it for a call to artists I’m considering.

Adding some more colour to it on my table and considering adding organic Items.
The decision to turn it into an artists book was suggested to me and I liked that idea. 🙂
Keep watching to see how it takes shape!

Building Work Finished

Here are the last pics of the building work, joining my two studios into one large studio. Thankfully the building work is finished now and I’ve nearly sorted everything out. There has had to be some clearing out and there’s still some bags of stuff to go. I’m so pleased with it. Now I’ve got to get back to work and avoid artists block 🙂

Icon Painting Workshop

Saint Paraskeva Piatnitsa – (Russian) Patron Saint of Women

I’ve had a weekend off thinking about my studio transformation, although it turned out it was very hard work. I went to Saint Seraphims in Walsingham, Norfolk (UK) to do a two day Icon painting workshop. Having never done anything like it before I had no idea what to expect. I actually thoroughly enjoyed it. 🙂 I photographed it as it developed so that I could show you.

If anyone reading this is interested in doing a workshop themselves go to Elenis Icons



Studio work

This is exciting! I’m having my workspace made bigger by having the two existing buildings joined together to make one large studio. No more backwards and forwards to get things I need especially in the rain, can’t wait. They’ll be a lot of sorting out to be done after but it will be worth it! 🙂

Beautiful Mess’ – Mini Sketch Book Challenge

I am part of an art circle doing this project by Susannah Elizabeth Susannahgram
to express our inner messy, so it’s perfect for me 🙂 These are my first pages. Things may change, but that’s what I’ve done so far 🙂

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