15
Aug

New Paints.

My new acrylic paints have arrived. Perfect timing, I can continue painting on my Yoga mat this week. The colours are exciting, the quality looks good, I can’t wait to get started.

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.

6
Aug

Perfect Timing

The natiional flower of India, has just started to bloom on our pond. Perfect timing for my current research on the Lotus, it’s symbolism & medicinal properties. Looking forward to painting it tomorrow.