Saturday, August 28, 2010

Studio 7b

So...after visiting the new studio spaces at Commercial Square Studios on Monday, I have been waiting to hear back as to whether I am 'suitable' to take up residence. I have to confess, I was rather seduced by the charm of the warehouse buildings, previously occupied by an upholstery company. The transformation of the existing studios is spectacular...light, vivid, and some with the seductive smell of oil paint and linseed hitting you as you pass over the threshold. Patricia was sparkly, currently the keeper of the keys (though she will not be involved with the new group she says). The spaces themselves are deep and look on housing behind. They are a blank canvas as such, and interfered with my sleep over the last week as I imagine where my paintings would hang. Last night a voicemail (I missed the call of course) informed me that I could be the new tenant of Studio 7b:) I always knew seven was my lucky number...

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Corn Babies

Work in progress (Summer 2010)
Detail (left)
Detail (right)
New painting (in progress)...working title 'Corn Babies'. I am still in the process of layering the clothing and background as green can be a bit overpowering. Very happy with the mischievous fairies peeking through...

Saturday, August 14, 2010


Summer is always a time for catching up with the paintings which have been in my head. Unfortunately I now find myself more than half way through and only one has emerged (although I do really like it at the moment) - it's currently propped up in the corridor, attracting cat hairs while the oil dries. Hopefully I will be able to stick to my good intentions for this coming term and keep making:)  in the mean time I will continue to collect, and imagine the lovely paintings I should be making...and try and find space for more canvases...pending the studio investigation later this month. Fingers crossed. x