In a previous post I showed you my studio in its confused state whilst my hubby was installing stacking storage for my completed paintings. At that time I promised to show you the after pictures as well and here they are. I’m very pleased with the results and can’t think why I didn’t realise that I needed it beforehand. Now I have so much more space to work in and, whilst I usually work flat, I can now also use the easel that was difficult to reach formerly. It may not look like it, but I have had a big clear out of stuff. I must have another go, but I’m on a painting roll at the moment and don’t want to break that, as you will see in my next post. BTW, not all the pieces on display around the studio are mine, there is a lovely one that my grandson painted, another two by Ray Balkwill, and also ones by a friend, Jane Hartnoll and Brian Chugg. These provide inspiration as I work.
Although it has been very cold in the studio, over the last month I have finished off three works in progress. They seem fairly representational, recognisable as seascapes, however, I don’t often have a plan of what the work will become, I tend to paint until the piece starts to tell me where I’m going. There is a lot of layering and changes of direction before I get there. These three have been works in progress for several months, in fact I started one of them in 2017. No names yet, still drying.
Happy New Year! I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and here’s wishing you a peaceful and prosperous new decade. Looking back over the years, I realise that I have been painting now for some 36 years and I am still learning and moving forward. I find it all such an exciting journey.
I want to show you my studio. Recently, my husband Andy, has built some racking for the studio, so that my completed paintings and works in progress are stacked upright, rather than sliding down the walls. Its created so much space! Thank you so much Andy! Next time I will show you the filled spaces.