Finding Solace and Inspiration in Cherished Treasures.
A CLEAN SLATE… Whenever I begin a new painting, I clean shop. For me at least, sweeping away traces of my last oeuvre by cleaning my palette, brushes, tools and work space is tantamount to wiping back a canvas to make room for fertile possibilities and the promise of fresh starts. As T.S.Elliot said, “To make an end is to make a beginning."
|MY WALL of TREASURE|
|INITIAL SET UP|
|FINAL SET UP|
Building Blocks… Underpainting Sketch: First Pass of Color.
Favorite Accoutrements… Having heard fellow artists persistently praise EdgeProGear’s versatile pochard box, I have happily joined the ranks. Easy to set up (I’m using my own tripod), I love its sleek, grey-toned glass palette, practical magnetic accessories and the fact that when taken down it is so portable. It's the size of a portable computer. Using it now in-studio, but can't wait to add it to my plein aire toolbox. Brushes: Rosemary & Co. and Robert Simmons; Michael Harding and Gamblin oils.
WORK in PROGRESS: (Oil on Linen 16 x 16)" HEART of my HEART" is homage to my US WWII Air Forces father and Royal Air Force mum. Trying out my new EdgeProGear PaintBook and LOVING IT! SHOUT OUT to The Artist's Magazine for highlighting my process in the March 2017 issue.