Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Hm. Todays thought: don't cut corners.

I know what I need in order to be able to work. Its pretty simple. A good block of time. A tidy(ish) studio. Music. (the right music!)

But above all... clean brushes, clean solvent, clean cloths and plenty of paint (essential: alizarin crimson, prussian blue, cerulean, titanium white). Because surprise, surprise: beautiful colours and contrasts don't happen with oily mud.

Tomorrow, hopefully, I will have re-re-relearned this lesson and be ready to go. After a good hour of cleaning and prep! The studio is lovely in this weather - all sunlit, airy glaze and the wonderful smell of warm oil paint.

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