I seem to have had a lot of waiting around recently – waiting for paint to dry, waiting for plaster to dry and waiting for clay to harden. With time to spare I’ve taken a cup of coffee, my sketchbook and paintbox and have been recording what I see out of the studio window. The ‘bones’ of the view rarely changes: look left, right or straight ahead, but the light, the weather and what my eyes alight on at any one time is different each time.
Here are the last six sketchbook drawings.
Exciting things have been happening here over the last couple of weeks and I have just moved into a new studio in Wells. It is an old whelk shed and is one of a few buildings that were originally used by fishermen to process and boil whelks and other shellfish. These sheds have now been replaced with more efficient and modern buildings elsewhere in Wells and so some of them are now being used as artist studios. It is under 10 minutes walk from my house so is very convenient.
It is quite a large space – approximately 10 x 5 m (although every time I go in there it seems to get smaller),
and it is quite basic, with a tap, electricity and a wood-burning stove for heat in the winter (it has had a coat of paint since the photo below was taken).
You can’t see from the photo above, but the view through the window is wonderful, and looks over the water and the marshes ….
….. I’m not sure I’ll ever get any work done!
I’m slowly moving everything in and putting up shelves and storage. Soon I hope to be showing you work that I have made there.