7
Aug

Experimental Mini Yoga Mat.

Since the realisation my first residency painting was cut to the exact size as my yoga mat, I decided to experiment painting onto mats instead of my usual primed canvas. Working with new surfaces is something I was keen to do. So today I have been experimenting with a mini mat. ripping up sketches, photos & pieces of fabric creating a collage on paper.

Tomorrow I will take the bold step of painting this onto my own yoga mat. 12 years old I think it has served me very well and it is certainly time for a new one. Surprisingly I was quite emotional during my last yoga session it has been an island of calm seeing me through recovery from a back operation, nurturing 3 teenage children into adulthood and establishing myself as an artist. Many memories lots of  love, laughter and the occasional trauma, a wonderfully rich  chapter which I am eternally grateful for & the lessons it has taught me. Time to release the old to allow room for the new.

26
Apr

Moved in and set up for painting

So I’m all moved in and set up at the Artcore residency. Im a messy painter so I have protected the wall (makes it look like a scene out of Dexter 🙂 ). Here is the first painting I’m working on which is acrylic on canvas.