Here are some pictures from my studio this week!
When I paint I work into my art journal at the same time. I use the journal as a palette much of the time. I paint in many layers so it's nice to have a few things to work on simultaneously. As a layer is drying I switch paintings and work on something else for a while.
This is where this painting is ending up. It's done now. Gauguin's La Vita e la Morte.
This is how my paintings look in the first few layers. It's mushy, it's muck. It feels senseless. Things get crisper as I add layers and layers.
Above is a drawing of Leonora Carrington's childhood home, Crookhey Hall.